BPA: “extremely worrying” substance

Esmaltex: the CONIEX range free from Bisphenol-A

From CONIEX we want to show our commitment to health and the environment, that’s why our enamels (epoxy resins) are the only ones in the market 100% Bisphenol-A free.

After more than two years carrying out tests and trials in our R&D laboratory, we were able to develop resins free of this component.

In addition, thanks to these tests, we have obtained glazes with improved properties:

  • Unlike other epoxy resins, they do not yellow with the passage of time or exposure to light.
  • Viscosity adjusted to make them easier to handle and work with.
  • High hardness and resistance.


What is BPA and where can we find it?

Bisphenol A is a component that is used, among other uses, as an intermediate in the production of polycarbonates and epoxy resins. BPA can be found in a multitude of products that we use every day, including packaging and containers intended to be in contact with food and drink such as bottles, as well as cutlery or plates.

Among its health effects, those related to reproduction and endocrine system imbalance stand out, but the probability of suffering from type 2 diabetes and cancer also increases. Its toxicity has consequences for both humans and animals, as we must remember that most of our waste ends up in the seas and rivers.

The position of the CJEU

The Court of Justice of the European Union, in a judgement handed down on 11 July 2019, has confirmed that Bisphenol A is classified as “toxic”.

One of the objectives of the CJEU with this ruling is to get manufacturers to inform consumers that this component is present in their products so that they can know the risks and dangers they run when exposed, normally through ingestion, although there is also a risk of exposure through inhalation and skin.

With all the enamels manufactured in CONIEX together with the different Catalysts, any piece or surface can be decorated, be it flat, without edges or requiring greater flexibility, such as advertising labels.

At CONIEX, in addition, always complying with the regulations in force, ESMALTEX are commercialized in approved and totally safe containers for transport.

Our cold enamels are manufactured in CONIEX facilities following an exhaustive quality control in our laboratory. The ESMALTEX range is made up of a variety of more than 90 colours, including opaque, transparent and fluorescent. Having our own laboratory allows us to offer the possibility of creating custom colors to meet all the needs of our customers.


Our enamels stand out for their glossy effect. They have a high hardness and resist very well to impacts and abrasions. They are 100% stable to light and other external agents.

Our Technical Team is at your disposal to advise you on our range of cold glazes, ESMALTEX, as well as Coniex enameling equipment and accessories. Do not hesitate to contact us to solve any doubt in this respect.

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