The Tritan is new generation copolyester developed by the EAST-MAN CHEMICAL company the main feature of which is to be Bisphenol A free (BPA-FREE). As used today, it is without doubt the best alternative to polycarbonate.
• Excellent transparency (comparable to polycarbonate)
• Excellent impact resistance
• Excellent resistance to washing cycles
• Improved oxygen barrier than polycarbonate
• Excellent chemical resistance
• Withstands temperatures from -40 ° C to 90/100 ° C
• Pleasant to touch and with less dry sound.
Bisphenol A, commonly abbreviated as BPA, is an organic compound with two phenol groups, it is a fundamental building block in the synthesis of plastics and plastic additives.
Definitely one of the main monomers in the production of polycarbonate.
The evidence about the toxicity of Bisphenol A has accumulated over the years, starting from the thirties and more
intensely in the last decade. It has been shown that BPA interferes with the hormonal balance and can damage brain
development, reproductive organs, both in fetuses, in adults and the immune system.
Starting from 2010, some governments, such as the Canadian and the French, decided to ban the use of BPA in the manufacture of plastic containers for food or beverages intended for children up to three years. Following these interventions, the European Commission adopted Directive 2011/8/EU which established the ban on the production of polycarbonate baby bottles containing Bisphenol A starting from 01/03/2011 and the importation and marketing prohibition staring from June of the same year The EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) will have to debate about Bisphenol A, confirming or overturning the results of the toxicological studies carried out in 2006 which set a limit amount of daily exposure in human safety, called the Tolerable Daily Intake ( TDI) of 0.05 milligrams per kilogramof body weight. The tolerable daily intake is an estimate of the amount of substance, expressed on a basis of body weight, that can be ingested daily over a lifetime withoutappreciable risk.
The EFSA had also found that the intake of BPA from food and drink is far lower than the tolerable daily intake even for infants and children