What Is BPA And Is It In Craft Resin?

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According to factsaboutbpa.org:

"Bisphenol A (BPA) is an extraordinarily well-studied, building-block chemical used primarily to manufacture durable epoxy resins and strong, clear polycarbonate plastic . . . The unique attributes of epoxy resins and polycarbonate plastic provide high-performance benefits in a wide array of consumer and industrial products that perform well in tough settings"


The main concern around BPA is that it "is used to make materials that come in contact with food, which are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)."



Craft Resin users need not be concerned about BPA in our epoxy resin formula for these distinct reasons:


BPA, as well as another material called Epichlorohydrin (ECH), are precursors to epoxy, however they are fully reacted in the process of making the epoxy resin, which means that only trace amounts are left over after the manufacturing process. These trace amounts are so infinitesimally low that we are able to say our epoxy resin is BPA-free. Furthermore, both parts of the Craft Resin formula—the resin and the hardener—fully react when combined (meaning there are no VOCs given off during the chemical reaction, or at any other time for that matter), so there is no exposure to either BPA or ECH for Craft Resin users.


The main concern around BPA is related to bodily intake where BPA has come into contact with food, such as the epoxy resins used to line canned food. Craft Resin does not typically come into contact with food as it is typically used to coat artwork, however despite that, once cured, Craft Resin "may be safely used as the food-contact surface of articles intended for use in ... holding food" and "intended for repeat food-contact use" as per FDA CFR


Research from the FDA, Health Canada, American Chemistry Council and other bodies worldwide strongly supports the safety of BPA at typical exposure levels, again please read the first two points above.


So go ahead and get creative without concern!

Craft Resin is safe to use.


If you need any further safety information about Craft Resin, please check out the link below:

Safety Information


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