What is bisphenol A ?

Definition of Bisphenol A

Bisphenol A is a synthetic chemical compound having known widespread use since the end of the 1950s. It is mostly used as an antioxidant, a plasticizer, and in the production of polycarbonates. It can therefore be found in the composition of many products such as dishes, small household appliances, paint, ink, medical equipment, clothes… However, Bisphenol A (BPA) is an endocrine disruptor and is banned in France.

Regulations surrounding Bisphenol A

From 2008 onwards, industrialists were required to reinforce inspections of plastics destined to in contact with food products ; a bill proposing the banning of BPA has been adopted. In 2017 the ECHA classed BPA as an “extremely concerning substance” on the European level.

FILAB laboratory : Analysis and determination of BPA content

Following changes in regulations, FILAB laboratory implemented specific methods for determining bisphenol A content using HPLC-UV. Relying on extensive experience in the implementation of these techniques and in the development of specific methods, FILAB laboratory is able to assist you with your needs for detecting and quantifying bisphenol A in polymer matrices.

  • HPLC-UV determination of bisphenol A content
  • Determination of F and S derivatives
  • Development and validation of methods for determining bisphenol A content
  • Assistance in finding a substitute for bisphenol A in your products 

These analyses complement our other analytical services relating to the detection of dangerous substances in packaging such as :

  • Determination of phthalate content
  • Determination of heavy metal content
  • Determination of nitrosamines content
  • Determination of formaldehyde content
  • Determination of specific additive content

If you would like to request our services for determining and analyzing bisphenol A content in your products, our experts are at your disposal to answer any questions.

The positive aspects of FILAB

  • A highly qualified team

  • Responsiveness in responding to and processing requests

  • A complete analytical park of 2100m²

  • Tailor-made support

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