What is bisphenol A?

Bisphenol A is a chemical that is mainly used with a combination of other chemicals in the manufacture of plastics and resins. For example, BPA is used in polycarbonate to make food containers, such as returnable beverage bottles, infant feeding (baby) bottles, tableware (plates and mugs) and storage containers. Residues of BPA are also present in epoxy resins used to make protective coatings and linings for food and beverage cans and vats, and can also be used in the production of cash register receipt paper.

The risks

The dangers associated with bisphenol A are in large part due to the fact that BPA can migrate in small amounts into food and beverages stored in materials containing the substance. This can cause adverse health effects as BPA is a known endocrine disruptor; these are toxins that interfere with the normal activities of the endocrine system, which regulates hormone levels in the body. Endocrine disruptors are also problematic in terms of environmental pollution.

Why you need to carry out bisphenol A testing

The restrictions regarding bisphenol A are largely directed at food contact materials; BPA based polycarbonate resins are banned in the EU in infant feeding bottles and sippy cups, whereas in the US, BPA is banned in all recycling and food containers.

Why choose Eurofins | BLC to conduct your bisphenol A testing?

  • One of the fastest testing laboratories in Europe
  • Experts in chemical testing and compliance – over 100 years’ experience
  • Technical support and guidance when failures occur
  • Solutions to cleanse and reduce toxic chemicals from your supply chain
  • Expert advice and solutions on legislation and supply chain compliance
  • Access to chemical supply chain specifications

Contact us by email info@blcleathertech.com or phone +44 (0) 1604 679999

Our Accreditations

Eurofins | BLC holds accreditations from UKAS, CPSC, and ILAC, and has auditors approved to carry out LWG audits. Trust Eurofins | BLC to deliver some of the most accurate test results in the industry.

View our Accreditations

Testimonials

"We thought every part of the Eurofins | BLC leather course was very informative and interesting."

John Lewis Partnership

United Kingdom

"Through Eurofins | BLC Membership, we have access to technical support for leather product testing, helping us to provide more efficient services to our customers."

William Lamb

United Kingdom

"All parts of the leather training course were relevant and very informative. I now have a new appreciation for leather!"

Ralph Lauren

United States of America

"Eurofins | BLC Membership allows us to develop innovative high quality raw materials in order to continue our product improvement programme."

Mulberry

United Kingdom

"Smart chemical testing of wet blue saves our business time and money."

Casino Hide Tanners

Australia

"I enjoyed the combination of theoretical and practical training on the 4-day leather course."

Asos

United Kingdom

"We were very impressed by the speaker on the leather training course who had excellent knowledge of the subject."

Next

United Kingdom

"Membership allowed us to use the expertise of Eurofins | BLC to improve our suppliers' environmental performance."

Clarks International

United Kingdom

“10 years of Eurofins | BLC Membership has enabled us to provide continuous assurance of product quality and safety, giving our customers greater confidence in our products.”

ScS

United Kingdom

"I enjoyed all of the leather course as a chemist I wanted to understand the whole process of making leather."

Smit & zoon

Netherlands

"I became a Member to take advantage their specification building services and 1-2-1 regulatory advice."

Gheli International

India

"I just wanted to say a big thanks for 2 great days of leather education last week."

IKEA

Sweden

Send An Enquiry

Contact Eurofins | BLC to discuss your enquiry with friendly and helpful experts and to get a quotation. For Eurofins | BLC to receive your enquiry, you must complete all 3 sections of the contact form below. To receive the Technical Update email, you simply need to complete this form. Eurofins | BLC aim to respond to all enquiries within 24 hours Monday to Friday.

  • Step 1 Tell us about your enquiry
  • Step 2 Tell us about your business
  • Step 3 Tell us how we can contact you

Select your enquiry category








Type your enquiry

Tell us about your business

Tell us how we can contact you