Bisphenol A

DCM creates a 'drop-in' can coating as an alternative to epoxy-based coatings. Picture credit: Dow.

Dow: ‘Industry needs to convert away from epoxy and BPA’

Dow says Canvera can coating keeps beverages flavorful and fresh

By Jenny Eagle

Dow Coating Materials (DCM), part of Dow Chemical Company, has picked up a number of awards for its Canvera disruptive technology claiming the industry needs to move away from epoxy and Bisphenol-A (BPA).  

BPA safety has been the subject of debate for many years

EFSA begins new BPA review process

By Joseph James Whitworth

Work on another evaluation of bisphenol A (BPA) by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has started with a final scientific opinion scheduled for 2018.

Picture: Ohio Soybean Council

Soy-based BPA alternative coating wins award

By Joseph James Whitworth

A coating technology which could be used to replace Bisphenol A (BPA) in a variety of applications has been awarded second place in a category at the 2016 Bio-Based Innovation Awards.

DART-IC lists bisphenol A on Prop 65

NAMPA and ACC hit out at BPA decision

By Joseph James Whitworth

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) and the North American Metal Packaging Alliance (NAMPA) have slammed a decision by a Californian committee to list bisphenol A (BPA) on Proposition 65.

BPA-based epoxyphenolic resins are used as protective linings for food and beverage cans

Breast Cancer UK, Chem Trust, ANSES, BPF, FDF, ACC, PlasticsEurope and others

BPA safe verdict prompts wide response

By Joseph James Whitworth

Reaction to the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA’s) decision that bisphenol A (BPA) does not pose a health risk at currently exposed levels has been flooding in.

Sales of BPA continue to increase, despite claims the material (used in food packaging) harms human health.

BPA sales to approach $19bn by 2019

By Jenni Spinner

Despite frequent calls from government leaders, researchers and advocacy groups to ban bisphenol A, demand for the chemical (frequently found in food packaging) continues to rise.

EFSA and BPA : It begins

BPA consultation launched by EFSA

By Joseph James Whitworth

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has launched a consultation on the draft opinion of consumer exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) with a comment deadline of September.  

The new SIPA water cooler bottle

SIPA ditches BPA in water cooler bottles

By Rod Addy

Plastics firm SIPA has replaced its polycarbonate (PC) water cooler bottle, which contains the controversial compound Bisphenol A (BPA), with a 100% polyethylene terephthalate (PET) recyclable version.

EFSA begins BPA report review

EFSA begins BPA report review

By Mark Astley

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has announced it is to launch a review on two reports which led to the banning of bisphenol-A (BPA) in France.

Bisphenol A molecule

ANSES highlight BPA health risks

By Mark Astley

A report by the French Agency for Food Health Safety (ANSES) has highlighted apparent health risks from exposure to bisphenol A (BPA).

Bisphenol A molecule

Sweden signals intent to banish bisphenol A in can linings

By Rory Harrington

Sweden has signalled its intent to become the first country in world to phase out the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in food and beverage can linings as part of a government strategy to curb human exposure to the controversial chemical.


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