Bisphenol A

Bisphenol A (BPA) is already listed in the substances of high concern (SVHC) candidate list due to its reprotoxic and endocrine-disrupting qualities. Bisphenol A (BPA) is also listed under Annex XVII of REACH under entry 66 restricting the use in thermal paper, however a broader restriction for Bisphenol A (BPA) may be looming.

Germany have submitted an intention to restrict Bisphenol A in articles. If accepted, this restriction would cover:

  • Restricting the use as an additive and the content in articles (0.02% by weight).
  • Restricting content of residues in articles – also for imported good (0.02% by weight).
  • Restricting the use of mixtures with content of 0.02% by weight for industrial and professional uses where strictly controlled conditions cannot be assured.
  • Introducing release rates for BPA from articles during service life preventing release into the environment and/or migration to organisms.

Alternative Bisphenols with similar environmental concerns have increasingly been used as a substitute for Bisphenol A (BPA), the scope of this restriction would also aim to address those Bisphenols of similar concerns (Bisphenol S and Bisphenol F).

Whilst the effects of this proposal may still be some way off, it is important to consider whether these chemicals are cause for concern within your supply chains.

How can BLC help?

  • REACH SVHC testing and screening service – testing for the presence of substances included in the latest published SHVC list, including BPA.
  • Testing for Bisphenol A, S and F.

Discuss Your Bisphenol A (BPA) Testing Needs

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Potential Restrictions on Additional Bisphenols Could Impact You