BPA Testing

Bisphenol A scientific name 2,2- bis (4- hydroxy phenyl) propane, also known as two phenolic propane, referred to as bisphenol bisphenol (BPA), the English name A. White crystal, flammable, microstrip phenol odor. Boiling point 250-252℃(1.73kPa). Pure product melting point 155-156 ℃, industrial product melting point 150-152℃. Relative density 1.195 (25℃), flash point 79.4℃. Soluble in ethanol, acetone, ether, benzene and dilute alkali solution, slightly soluble in carbon tetrachloride, almost insoluble in water.Bisphenol A is synthesized from phenol and acetone in acidic medium. It is used as the main raw material in epoxy resin, polycarbonate, polysulfone, polyurethane, phenolic resin, unsaturated polyester resin, flame retardant and so on.

Bisphenol A (BPA) Hazard:

Researchers in the United States have found that bisphenol A, a chemical commonly found in plastic bottles, can cause cancer and other disorders. In addition, bisphenol A can make the human body hormonal disorders, may have potential harm to the growth, development and reproduction, although this conclusion has not been affirmed the authority of the Department, but on the part of consumers caused by consumer panic.

Global control requirements:

U.S. regulations on BPA (part) :

State Act Scope Limits
Alaska HB172 Plastic containers for baby food and formula, including toys; Recyclable food or drink containers for children under 7 years of age Not contain
Arkansas S 350 Recyclable food or beverage containers for children aged 3 or below; Any food aid for children 3 years of age or younger ≤ 2 ppm
California AB 1319 Cans, bottles or plastic bottles for children under 3 years of age ≤0.1ppb
Texas H129 Toys, cosmetics and jewelry for children under 3 years old Not contain
Washington 2010 law, chapter 140 Plastic containers, except metal cans, used by children under three years of age to contain food or drink Not contain
Metal tank exemption
Washington 2010 law, chapter 140 Sports bottles Not contain

China's control on BPA (part):

Prohibit produce Polycarbonate baby bottles and any other baby bottles containing bisphenol A 
Prohibit import and sale polycarbonate baby bottles and any other baby bottles containing bisphenol A

European Union regulations on BPA (part) :

Legal citation Scope Limits
(EU)No.10/2011 Food contact plastics volume of migration≤0.6mg/kg
(EU)No.321/2011 Polycarbonate baby bottles for children under 1 years of age Not contain
EN 14372:2004 Tableware and feeding utensils for infants aged 36 months or less volume of migration≤0.03μg/ml
EN 14350-2:2004 Drinking water supply (bottles, teats, pacifiers and cups) volume of migration≤0.03μg/ml
EN 1400:2013 Child use and care products - pacifiers for infants and young children - safety requirements and testing volume of migration≤0.125mg/L
2014/81/EU Toys for children under 36 months of age; Other toys intended for entry volume of migration≤0.1mg/L