On November 4, 2016 the Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry held a public forum on alternative can linings without bisphenol A (BPA, CAS 80-05-7) at the University of California, Berkeley, U.S.. The event was sponsored by the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA), the Department of Toxic Substances Control, and the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA). The program focused on functional aspects of can coatings, chemical migration, toxicological evaluation, and decision making. Furthermore, it featured a case study on the toxicological evaluation of a new can lining material, presented by Mark Maier, formerly of coatings manufacturer Valspar, and Maricel Maffini, an independent consultant. The evaluated can lining material is called “valPure® non-BPA epoxy and was developed by ValsparThe material was extensively tested and there was no evidence of estrogenic activity. The toxicity testing study reports can be found on Valspar’s website.

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Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry (2016). “Save the date: Public forum on BPA-free can linings.

Valspar (2016). “Our materials – valPure® non-BPA epoxy.