Consortium/SLT

Bisphenol A REACH consortium

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The leading manufacturers of Bisphenol A have joined efforts for their REACH compliance activities and have launched the BPA REACH consortium.

Consortium description

Through the BPA REACH consortium, the manufacturers have decided to join efforts to prepare a consistent registration dossier for Bisphenol A. The project management and secretariat of the consortium is handled by ReachCentrum.

The founding members of the Bisphenol A consortium are the following companies:

  • Bayer MaterialScience AG
  • Dow Europe GmbH
  • Harlan Cytotest Cell Research GmbH representing:
    • Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd
    • Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    • Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    • Nippon Steel Chemical Co., Ltd
  • Hexion Specialty Chemicals
  • Sabic Innovative Plastics

Substances covered

The following substance has to be registered under the REACH legislation and is covered in the BPA consortium:

Type of Substance IUPAC name Other names EINECS number CAS name CAS number
Mono-constituent Substance 2,2-bis(4-hydroxyphenyl)propane Bisphenol A
BPA
4,4'-Isopropylidenediphenol
4,4'-(1-Methylethylidene)bisphenol
4,4'-Dihydroxydiphenylpropane
4,4'-(Propane-2,2-diyl)diphenol
4,4'-Isopropylidenebisphenol
201-245-8 Phenol, 4,4'-(1-methylethylidene)bis- 80-05-7