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Preferred Alternative Technology to BPA-based Epoxy Can Coatings

SpecialChem / Apr 1, 2014

BPA, commonly referred to as bisphenol A, is chemically identified as 2,2-bis(4-hydroxyphenyl)propane. More than 90% of BPA is used to make polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins. BPA-based polycarbonate plastics are typically used to make containers that store food and beverages, such as water and sport drink bottles. BPA epoxy-based resins have been used to coat the inside of metal food cans and metal beverage cans for more than 50 years.

1 Comments on "Preferred Alternative Technology to BPA-based Epoxy Can Coatings"
Ray C Jun 25, 2019
Simply goes to show what we have seen so many times that the testing and REACH bear no resemblance to real life experience, epoxy resins have more than 70 years of safe human exposure track record and free BPA levels lower than ever. There is huge data showing that BPA has been safe in the supply chain from around the world. So, when will people see the elephant in the room? The problem is the ECHA not the chemical. Until we move to a more realistic risk based system we will continue to good results which don't match reality. titanium dioxide another good example. MEKO a third, cobalt a fourth and so on. Time REACH was withdrawn now we have all seen that it was a costly white (but not TiO2 of course) elephant. Talc next on the hit list? The real issue is that non of the alternatives have such a long, safe, track record in human health experience.

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