Edited on 01/13/2020
Since 2 January 2020, thermal paper with a bisphenol A concentration of 0.02% or more by weight may not be placed on the European market.
Edited on 11/14/2019
Based on the results of its recent study on bisphenol B, ANSES has carried out a project of Risk Management Options Analysis (RMOA) in order to classify this substance as an endocrine disruptor under the REACH Regulation.
Edited on 05/02/2019
ECHA and the Belgian authorities jointly organized a workshop last March on the substitution of bisphenol A in thermal papers. This workshop brought together various stakeholders of the supply chain and enable the presentation of alternatives to BPA in thermal paper, available or emerging.
Edited on 01/24/2019
Ethoxylated alkylphenols (APEO) are added to bisphenols and phthalates already covered by the substitution portal.
Edited on 01/10/2019
On 23 October 2018 the European Parliament adopted an amendment to add nonylphenol to drinking water quality parameters and to introduce a new cap for bisphenol A.
Edited on 09/24/2018
The Swedish chemicals agency KEMI published a study identifying 200 chemicals with a chemical structure similar to BPA likely to be on the European market. Among these substances, 37 bisphenols could have endocrine disrupting properties and six of these bisphenols were considered problematic due to their properties and uses. This study is therefore a useful source of information to avoid a "regrettable" substitution by a molecule presenting dangers similar to BPA.
Edited on 02/20/2018
The European Commission has lowered the BPA migration limit from varnishes or coatings intended to come into contact with food at 0.05 mg / kg of food.
Edited on 01/30/2018
The Member State Committee of ECHA supported on 14th December the proposal to identify bisphenol A as a substance of very high concern (SVHC) because of its endocrine disrupting properties in the environment.
Edited on 11/20/2017
The company EVONIK markets the TROGAMID range, polyamides able to replace polycarbonate in various fields (drinking water, medical, electrical / electronics, automotive, optics, ...).
Edited on 11/16/2017
Perstorp company markets AKESTRA 110, a transparent co-polyester which meets the top-rated classification for fire safety in the building and construction industries.