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UKPACK- BPA-Free Plastic Materials, Food Grade Raw Materials

 

What Does BPA-Free Mean?

BPA stands for bisphenol A, an industrial chemical used in the manufacturing of certain polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. BPA-free plastic is a critical consideration for any product that contacts the skin, especially for cosmetics. BPA is a hormone-disrupting chemical that can leach out of plastic and enter the body. It links with many health problems, including infertility, cancer, and heart disease.

 

What is BPA-free plastic material?

Bisphenol A (BPA) is an industrial chemical used primarily in the manufacture of polycarbonate (PC) plastics and epoxy resins. A product that is BPA-free is one that does not use the organic compound Bisphenol A in its construction.

 

Which plastics are food grade?
These are the food-safe plastic containers that the FDA has deemed appropriate for safe food storage:

  • High-density polyethylene (HDPE plastic)
  • Low-density polyethylene (LDPE plastic)
  • Polyethylene terephthalate (PET/PETE)
  • Food-grade polypropylene (PP)
  • Polycarbonate (PC)
  • Acrylic.
  • Nylon.

 

What is the difference between food grade and BPA free?

Food-grade plastics are those that are approved by the FDA for use in food preparation and consumption. These may be labeled as BPA-free, but don’t always believe what you read. Even bottles and other plastics with a recycle code may contain trace amounts of BPAs.

 

Is BPA a food grade?

Yes. Based on FDA’s ongoing safety review of scientific evidence, the available information continues to support the safety of BPA for the currently approved uses in food containers and packaging.

 

Is BPA free plastic food grade?

Keep in mind, though, that not all BPA-free products are food-safe. This designation merely indicates that an item doesn’t contain that particular chemical. Lower-quality plastic containers may still contain Bisphenol-S (BPS) or Bisphenol-F (PSF), which are similar to BPA and carry many of the same potential risks. In fact, 70 percent of all BPA-free products still leach harmful chemicals into food and beverages.

 

Is food grade PP plastic BPA free?

The growing concern around BPA has led to the production of several types of BPA-free plastics. Polypropylene is one type of plastic that’s free of BPA.

 

What is the symbol for food grade?

The international symbol for “food safe” material is a wine glass and a fork symbol. The symbol indicates that the material used in the product is considered safe for food contact. This includes food and water containers, packaging materials, cutlery etc.

 


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