Bisphenol A (BPA) is an extraordinarily well-studied chemical used primarily to manufacture epoxy resins and strong, clear, durable polycarbonate plastic. BPA has been used for decades to make toys, food containers, safety and medical equipment, and much more.
BPA is a chemical that is used in the manufacture of polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins to make these high-performance materials more durable, transparent and resistant to shattering.
A sturdy, high-performance, lightweight plastic with glass-like optical clarity that is heat and shatter resistant. BPA is a key component of polycarbonate. Polycarbonate plastic is used to make many products, including food storage containers, safety glasses and other common consumer products.
- Polycarbonate Plastic
- This lightweight, high-performance material has a unique balance of glass-like optical clarity, durability and shatter and heat resistance. It is used to make many common products such as water bottles, food storage containers, airplane and automobile components, sports safety equipment and medical devices. Strong, durable, transparent and resistant to heat, polycarbonate plastic has been widely used for decades.
A polymer that is tough, chemically resistant, and has good adhesion. Bisphenol A-based epoxy resins are commonly used as protective coatings on metal surfaces, as well as in products such as industrial flooring, paints and adhesives. Most common epoxy resins are produced from a reaction between epichlorohydrin and bisphenol A.
- Epoxy Resins
- Epoxy resins is a technical name for polymers that are used to make protective coatings and linings. One of the most common uses is in metal food and beverage cans to help preserve food longer and prevent contamination. Prior to the use of can liners made with BPA, packaged food contamination was a serious public health problem.