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Plastics and Polymers

Recycling Numbers | Plastics | FTC Recycling Guidelines

Have you ever noticed the number inside the recycling symbol on bottles or other plastic recyclables? Do you know what these recycling numbers mean? At the bottom of almost any plastic container, inside the recycling symbol is a small number between 1 and 7. Each...

Testing for Bisphenol A (BPA)

Testing for Bisphenol A  (BPA ) can be performed on several consumer products, as BPA is found in such things as hard plastics, canned goods, sporting goods, water bottles, electronics, toiletries, the lenses of glasses, and much more! BPA, or bisphenol a, is a...

Phthalate Testing in Plastics and Polymers

Phthalates are colorless, odorless chemicals found in plastics and polymers including consumer products, toys, and even food containers. Phthalate consumption has been linked to birth defects, hormonal disruption, behavioral issues, fertility issues, obesity, and...

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