Bisphenol A Testing
BLC offers quick, reliable bisphenol A testing (BPA testing) at our UKAS accredited laboratory; we are one of the fastest testing laboratories in Europe and can provide results within 3-5 working days. We are in a unique position, with over 95 years’ experience of leather and related products, to identify the compounds that are likely to be present in materials tested, where they may originate and the likelihood of false positive results.
What is bisphenol A?
Bisphenol A is a chemical that is mainly used with a combination of other chemicals in the manufacture of plastics and resins. For example, BPA is used in polycarbonate to make food containers, such as returnable beverage bottles, infant feeding (baby) bottles, tableware (plates and mugs) and storage containers. Residues of BPA are also present in epoxy resins used to make protective coatings and linings for food and beverage cans and vats, and can also be used in the production of cash register receipt paper.
The dangers associated with bisphenol A are in large part due to the fact that BPA can migrate in small amounts into food and beverages stored in materials containing the substance. This can cause adverse health effects as BPA is a known endocrine disruptor; these are toxins that interfere with the normal activities of the endocrine system, which regulates hormone levels in the body. Endocrine disruptors are also problematic in terms of environmental pollution.
Why you need to carry out bisphenol A testing
The restrictions regarding bisphenol A are largely directed at food contact materials; BPA based polycarbonate resins are banned in the EU in infant feeding bottles and sippy cups, whereas in the US, BPA is banned in all recycling and food containers.
Why choose BLC to conduct your bisphenol A testing?
- One of the fastest testing laboratories in Europe
- Experts in chemical testing and compliance – over 95 years’ experience
- Technical support and guidance when failures occur
- Solutions to cleanse and reduce toxic chemicals from your supply chain
- Expert advice and solutions on legislation and supply chain compliance
- Access to chemical supply chain specifications