Brand owners and consumers have concerns over Bisphenol A, particularly when it comes to food packaging.
Marc Larvor, Head of Technical Marketing EMEA, Siegwerk France SA12.07.16
Brand owners and consumers alike are expressing concern over Bisphenol A, or BPA, particularly when it comes to food packaging and the potential for migration into food.
Marc Larvor, head of technical marketing EMEA at Siegwerk France SA, discusses the need for BPA-free ink systems and Siegwerk’s solutions addressing this industry demand.
Q: What is BPA?
Marc Larvor: BPA stands for bisphenol A, and is a chemical that has been used in the industry to harden plastics since the 1960s. It could, for example, be found in polycarbonate plastics, used in containers storing food and beverages for a long time, and in epoxy resins, often used as inner coating of metal packaging like food cans.
Q: What are the concerns with BPA?
Marc Larvor: Some studies over the time have shown that BPA can migrate into food from containers that are made out of it. It’s still unknown which concrete effects BPA can have in people. Health agencies over the world like the Eu
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