04. February 2019

Transition to BPA-free thermal paper range

At the end of 2016, the European Union decided (No. 66 of Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 ("REACH")) to prohibit the use of Bisphenol A in thermal paper. Although this does not come into force until the beginning of 2020 we have decided to initiate the changeover phase earlier, and are changing to BPA-free products from 1 July 2019.

The aim of this is to ensure that no THERMOSCRIPT® product containing BPA is supplied to the EU market either by us or by our customers after January 2020.

The transition to BPA-free developers is associated with significant additional costs. Therefore, it is unlikely the new BPA-free THERMOSCRIPT® range will be provided at the price-level of BPA-contained variety.

If you have any questions about the transition or our new BPA-free THERMOSCRIPT® portfolio, please contact us.