Organotin-free and BPA-free solutions
Compliance with challenging regulations and directives
Many influential brand owners are recommending to ban certain chemicals for use in consumer goods. All along the supply chain, industrial players are working to find alternatives to these potentially dangerous substances like BPAs and organotin.
As a responsible partner, we are actively working to find the best alternative solutions to help formulators develop materials at the highest level of performance.
Organotin compounds are more and more subject to public awareness:
- DBTL classified reprotoxic1B
- DOTL on-going proposal by member state Sweden to change classification to reprotoxic1B
- IKEA bans all compounds containing Sn-C bond
We can offer a product range to respond to the formulators and brand-owners concerns regarding organotin compounds: organotin-free urethane acrylates.
Bisphenol A is a classic building block of epoxy acrylate oligomers that are commonly used for any kind of formulation in wood coatings, inks and overprint varnishes. But some concern has been raised concerning its use:
- BPA is classified H360F (reprotoxic 1B)
- BPA identified as SVHC (“Substance of Very High Concern”)
- "BPA free" is widely mentioned as a caution for the public (receipts, baby bottles,…)
We can offer certain BPA-free oligomers with performance to match standard Bisphenol A epoxy acrylates. The alternatives have:
- Same level of viscosity
- Excellent hardness and chemical resistance properties
- Excellent cure speed