A significant part of the product's environmental impact comes from the raw materials. We, therefore, consider environmental aspects when choosing raw materials and suppliers. Substances on KEMI's phase-out list are not allowed, and priority risk reduction substances should be substituted where possible.
To reduce the need for fossil raw materials, Our PU product range is largely based on castor oil obtained from plant life. To minimize the environmental impact of transporting goods, we buy a large proportion of the raw materials in bulk.
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a common raw material used in plastics such as polycarbonate and epoxy plastic. BPA is suspected to cause hormone disorders at relatively low intakes. It has been investigated by the European Food Safety Authority, EFSA, with a special focus on food packaging and children's articles.
As a result, polycarbonate in baby bottles is now banned and caution is recommended for the packaging of baby foods.
Ordinary tinned jars are coated with epoxy, but studies have shown that BPA is not released at impactful levels. No restrictions have been introduced for epoxy for can tins.
The studies have also shown that exposure to BPA from the general environment is less than the intake that takes place via food. Limitations of epoxy plastic are therefore not relevant to the data available.
Our epoxy range is based on binders where Bisphenol A and F reacts with epichlorohydrin, to polymers. The bisphenols are 100% reactive and thus not present in our products at all. Nor can bisphenol be released by processing at a later stage.
You can therefore with good conscience invest in an epoxy floor with regards to health and the environment.