Latest Polycarbonate Stories

2011-12-23 17:00:00

The lavish expansions of polycarbonate manufacture volumes in Asia and mostly so in China and robust demand from polycarbonate resins are the major driving forces of the bisphenol-A demand. Detailed analytical review of the bisphenol-A market is the highlights of the new market research report “Bisphenol-A (BPA) 2011 World Market Outlook and Forecast up to 2016”. London, UK (PRWEB) December 23, 2011 The lavish expansions of polycarbonate manufacture volumes in Asia and mostly so...

2011-12-13 18:00:00

Polycarbonate industry is highly promising and prospective in the emerging markets â“ the material here is continuously in demand. The economic advanced in the developing regions impact the polycarbonate market immensely along with the fast growing end-use markets. In-depth analysis of the polycarbonate market and its future can be found in the new market research study âœPolycarbonate (PC) 2011 World Market Outlook and Forecast up to...

2011-12-08 10:22:24

In fire experiments conducted in uniformly furnished, but vacant Chicago-area townhouses, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers uncovered temperature and heat-flow conditions that can seriously damage facepiece lenses on standard firefighter breathing equipment, a potential contributing factor for first-responder fatalities and injuries. The findings are detailed in a report* from a research study sponsored by the U.S. Fire Administration and Department of...

BPA Levels Increase With Canned Soup Consumption
2011-11-23 10:52:09

The chemical bisphenol A (BPA) - used in soup cans to prevent them from rusting - could increase your risk of heart disease and diabetes, scientists warn. Consuming canned soup every day for just five days has now been shown to cause a 1,000 percent increase in levels of BPA in the body, reports Claire Bates of the Daily Mail. BPA is an endocrine disruptor that has been shown to interfere with reproductive development in animal studies at levels of 50 micrograms per kilogram of body...

BPA Exposure In Pregnancy Found To Affect Behavior Issues In Girls
2011-10-24 08:46:20

In recent years, scientists have linked bisphenol-A (BPA) to a large swath of health problems, including breast cancer and diabetes. Among the many materials containing BPA are plastic bottles, dental sealants, medical equipment, receipt paper, and the linings of metal food and drink cans. A new study on potential health effects of the compound used in manufacturing, released online Monday in Pediatrics, suggests exposure to the chemical BPA before birth could affect girls´ behavior...

2011-08-11 07:00:00

The cash register receipts that people place near paper money in billfolds, purses, and pockets has led to a worldwide contamination of paper money with bisphenol A (BPA) "” a potentially toxic substance found in some plastics, thermal paper and other products. The amounts of BPA on dollars, Euros, rubles, yuans, and other currencies, are higher than in house dust, but human intake from currency is at least 10 times less than those from house dust. That's the conclusion of a new study...

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