benzoyl peroxide (BPO)

An initiator used to energize monomers and cause polymerization to occur.

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Acrylic Ingredient Under Scrutiny In Europe

July 1, 2000

NAILS has learned from correspondence from the U.S.-based Nail manufacturers Council and an interview with industry chemist Dough Schoon that an ingredient commonly found in acrylic systems called benzoyl peroxide (BPO) is under scrutiny in several European countries because of a regulatory classification issue.

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