Bisphenol A


New generation of coatings

PPG Industries’ packaging coatings business has announced that it will feature new generation of coatings for the protection of monobloc aerosol cans and aluminum and plastic tubes during the Aerosol and Dispensing Forum in Paris, 4-5 February. PPG’s packaging coatings meet new requirements and provide higher application solids and one-component simplification, according to Robyn McMillan, […]


EFSA evaluation on BPA health risks

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has conducted a re-evaluation of bisphenol A (BPA) exposure and toxicity and has found that at current exposure levels the chemical compound poses no health risk to consumers of any age group (including unborn children, infants and adolescents). It concluded that exposure from the diet or from a combination […]

Bisphenol A: EFSA to hold follow-up meeting on public consultations

Stakeholders and interested parties can register to attend a follow-up meeting to discuss comments received during the public consultations on the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) draft opinion on bisphenol A (BPA). The meeting will give EFSA’s scientific experts and staff the opportunity to engage with all contributing stakeholders and other relevant parties on their […]

FDA research may support BPA safety

The North American Metal Packaging Alliance (NAMPA) has reported that there is significant new evidence to support the safety of the chemical bisphenol A (BPA). The new peer reviewed study, conducted by regulatory scientists at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), was accepted for March publication in the journal Toxicological Sciences. The study also […]

Swedish researchers confirm no BPA found in human blood

North American Metal Packaging Alliance (NAMPA) points to findings as further evidence supports international regulatory conclusions that risk from BPA exposure is low. A new study published in Environment International by researchers in Sweden confirms previous reports that bisphenol A (BPA) in human blood is below the levels that can be detected. In addition to confirming […]


BPA: EFSA launches consultation

EFSA is launching a public consultation on its draft assessment of the human health risks posed by exposure to bisphenol A (BPA). The Authority has undertaken a comprehensive review of scientific literature and previous risk assessments from expert bodies on BPA. All stakeholders and interested parties are invited to comment on the document through an […]

Raise a can to beer

I’ve just finished the May issue of Cantech International this month has a focus on canned beer and it’s been a real pleasure to explore the topic this month. At first glance the market may not seem to be in the best of health but once you’ve spoken to a few people and dug down […]


French authorities confirm BPA risks to unborn babies

Unborn babies face ‘potential risks’ if exposed to bisphenol A (BPA) a chemical commonly used in food cans, a new report claims. Epoxy resins containing BPA have been used as coatings on the inside of many food and beverage cans since the 1950s. Risks to people have been highlighted before, but for the first time […]

New BPA website

A new website that provides information on Bispehenol A has been setup by the Polycarbonate/Bisphenol A (BPA) group from the industry association PlasticsEurope.


May 2012

The May issue of CanTech International includes articles on can shaping techniques, the can market in China and an update on the used and refurbished equipment sector.
There are also previews of two upcoming shows – Cannex and the International Metal Decorators Association’s annual convention.

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