BPA-Free Epoxies. Dr. Daniel Schmidt, Assistant Professor at UMass Lowell, studied a potential replacement for BPA used in epoxy resin coatings for food and beverage can applications. The resin studied was an analog to a commercially available BPA-free alternative for rigid plastic uses, such as in water bottles, developed by Eastman Chemicals. The results of this initial research were promising and Dr. Schmidt will continue the research in collaboration with industry partners.
Read the April 30, 2013 article "Substitute for BPA in epoxy looks 'promising'" in Plastics Today.
Read TURI Technical Report No. 66: "High Performance Bisphenol A (BPA)-free Epoxy Resins."