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First edition: 2011/2/15What is BPA FREE?. What is BPA Free? BPA: Bisphenol A, is also known as BPA It is a an Endocrine disrupter that directly affects.

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1 First edition: 2011/2/15What is BPA FREE?

2 What is BPA Free? BPA: Bisphenol A, is also known as BPA It is a an Endocrine disrupter that directly affects reproductive system in experiments done on animals, BPA commonly used in making plastic bottles is found to cause cancers and other malfunction of internal organs. For instance, when laboratory mice are exposed to BPA, they develop symptoms of cancers such as breast cancer and prostate cancer. BPA FREE: materials that do not contain or release BPA At present, most plastic containers and packaging materials in the market that can sustain a temperature of 120C are made of PC, and PC contains BPA. When these products are washed with detergents of Sodium Oxide or Sodium hydroxide, they release BPA 。 The world is banning BPA 2008/10/18 – Canada banned the use of BPA in manufacturing baby bottles 2010/4/6 – Taiwan 2011/1/1 – French 2011/1/1 – The US Congress proposed to legislate the ban in 6 months All EU Countries banned the use of BPA containers starting Mar1, 2011

3 What is EastmanTritan ™ ? Tritan™ is a patent product produced by Eastman Chemical in US. As more countries and regions are banning or limiting the use of PC, manufacturers all over the world feel the pressure to protect the environment and seek PC alternatives. It is against this backdrop that Eastman has researched and developed this new generation of Polyester copolymer. The characteristics of EastmanTritan™ are Sturdy Durable Odorless big temperature range BPA Free Safe Reliable Non hazardous to health even at extreme temperatures. Recyclable, good for environment YOU products use Tritan™ and thus are BPA free and do not release any hazardous material at high temperatures.

4 Replacing PC with EastmanTritan ™ Practical example 1 Reports on 2010/5/13 - leading industrial packaging and service company Greif Packaging, adopted Eastman Tritan in making their reusable water buckets designed especially for home and office use. Tritain is chosen because it is perfect for withstanding vigorous washing and detergent chemicals. In addition, it is durable and BPA free. Greif began using Tritan Polyester copolymer in making reusable water bucket as early as January There are now 2 sizes of 3-gallon and 5- gallon containers. They are the best complement to the PC buckets in the market now. “Due to increasing demand for BPA free products, Greif is looking at replacing PC with new and safe material” Greif marketing manager Rick Volker, “ Eastman Tritan Polyester copolymer is one such material that meets this demand. Besides, according to FDA regulations, all containers should be reusable. Through using Tritan, we are able to make BPA free water buckets that do not comprise our consumers’ demand on the visual presentation of our products, such as clarity, color and shape. “

5 It is a fact that Greif is interested in Eastman Tritan, not only because it is BPA free, but also because of its clarity, chemical durability and the edge it has in processing and design. At the same time, Greif can use its existing facilities and molds to minimize the time needed for the switch. Tritan has a high degree of chemical and Hydrolytic stability, it can withstand repetitive and high temperature washing. It is resistant to cleaning and washing detergents. Tritan is odor-resistant. It can keep the taste and purity of the water it contains. “ Up unto now, consumers have shown great satisfaction with water bottles made of Eastman Tritan, “ Volker concludes, “ Besides water buckets, many consumers have expressed hope that this material can be used in other areas. “

6 Using EastmanTritan ™ Alternative Practical Example 2 Eastman Tritan Polyester copolymer Coffee Pot available Source from on 2010/3/25, 9:02:40 : America’s largest cooking utensil dealer Mayer has recently launched a new Tratan polyester copolymer product.www.chemhello.com This Ami-Matin French style coffee pot has all the advantages of Tritan: clarity, toughness, heat-resistance and chemical stability. BonJour Ami-Matin French style coffee pot consists of a clear, tough and heat-resistant pot made with Tritan and a stainless steel filter. Tritan is BPA free, light and sturdy. These are some reasons that Mayer has picked it for their coffee pot. Moreover, Tritan is resistant to chemical corrosion, rusting, and odor. So this coffee pot does not change color due to long-term washing and/or the color of the coffee.

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