Tritan has been reviewed independently and approved for use in many food contact applications by numerous regulatory agencies around the world, including:
- Health Canada
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration
- European Food Safety Authority and European Commission
- China’s Ministry of Health
- Japan Hygienic Olefin and Styrene Plastics Association
To ensure the safety of Tritan, Eastman worked with reputable, independent third-party testing laboratories using well-recognized scientific methods to test Tritan for potential estrogenic activity or androgenic activity (see
Get the Facts). These tests include a variety of computer modeling (Quantitative Structure Activity Relationship or QSAR), as well as
in vitro and
in vivo studies on the monomers and finished products. The following third-party testing laboratories conducted the product safety testing:
- Department of Pharmacology, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
- CeeTox, Inc.
- Center for Environmental Biotechnology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
- WIL Research Laboratories, LLC
Eastman is confident in this testing and the safety of Tritan.
This comprehensive body of testing assures that Eastman Tritan™ copolyester measures up to the highest standard for assessing
estrogenic and androgenic activity and safety. To learn more about these testing methods and results, visit
Tritan Safety—Get the Facts or download literature using the links on this page.
The results of the monomer studies assessing endocrine activity and an explanation of the testing for estrogenic and androgenic activity were published in Food and Chemical Toxicology 50 (2012) 2196-2205. Detailed results of the testing on the final finished polymer using recommended FDA extractions and simulating a dishwasher environment were presented at the 2012 Society of Toxicology Meeting.
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