Bisphenol A

"bisphénol A";BPA;"bisphenol A"

English

BISPHENOL A ALTERNATIVES IN THERMAL PAPER

This report, published in January 2014 by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), provides information on bisphenol A (BPA), its use in the manufacture of thermal paper and on alternatives to such use. Based on interviews with technical experts, including stakeholders, EPA has identified nineteen alternatives. In addition to information about the potential dangers of BPA and possible alternatives, information on the technical and economic tradeoffs associated with each option are presented.

Identification of actions to reduce use of Bisphenol A (BPA) – Focus on items in contact with food

This report details the results of a survey conducted by INERIS in 2011 on the uses of and possible substitutes for Polycarbonate and Epoxy Resins (two Bisphenol-A-based materials) in food containers and utensils intended for the general public.

It contains a description of the items concerned and lists the alternatives currently available or under development.