A science primer on BPA chemicals in plastic

| April 19, 2017

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A few years ago the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Food and Drug Administration started investigating a chemical that has been used in plastic products since the 1960s known as bisphenol A, commonly referred to as BPA. Bisphenol A is a chemical used in many plastic products to improve rigidity and durability.

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Calvary Industries was founded in 1983 as a chemical compounding supplier and manufacturer. Since then we have expanded to three locations and over 150,000 sq. ft of manufacturing and warehouse space. Calvary Industries formulates and produces blended process chemicals such as industrial cleaners, conversion coatings, metalworking fluids, paper & pulp, and waste treatment chemistries. We also blend, package and otherwise process customer-owned product to customer specifications. Material is shipped in containers ranging from 4 oz. to bulk tank truck. Our production staff and processes are supported by chemists and fully equipped laboratories. With manufacturing capabilities throughout North America and partners abroad, our geographical service area is extensive.

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