Permian Plastics Partners with Manufacturer of Potable Water Products to Decrease Exposure to Bispehnol A (BPA).

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Citing ongoing studies regarding the effects of bisphenol A (BPA) and how it is processed in the human body, Permian Plastics collaborates with manufacturer of potable water products to switch to Tritan™ copolyester.

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It made sense for us to work with our customer to pursue an alternative, safer material, such as Tritan (tm) which I consider to be the best replacement for polycarbonate.

A recent study by Cincinnati Cancer Center, published in PLOS ONE, http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0090332, referred to findings by researchers regarding small amounts of BPA in men’s urine. This is the first study to claim that low-dose BPA may cause cancer development in the prostate.

Recognizing manufacturers’ concerns about this, and other reports regarding the effects of BPA as a potentially cancer causing chemical used in every day products, Dale Emge, President, Permian Plastics, http://www.permianplastics.com collaborated on the use of Tritan™ copolyester, as an alternative to polycarbonate (PC) to his customer, a major manufacturer of potable water products.

According to Emge, “Permian Plastics is producing parts for a small appliance. Drinking water is exposed to polycarbonate in the well of the appliance which, according to recent studies regarding BPA, can be a health concern. It made sense for us to work with our customer to pursue an alternative, safer material, such as Tritan™, which I consider to be the best replacement for polycarbonate.”

About Permian Plastics:
Permian Plastics LLC is one of the premier plastic injection molding St. Louis, Missouri, companies. The company focuses on custom plastic injection molding and product design. Since 1994, Permian has delivered maximum value to their customers’ products by selecting the highest performance plastic material purchased at the lowest cost and through efficiencies from design to delivery. For more information, please visit the company’s website at http://www.permianplastics.com

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