PPG Innovel PRO coating complies with all international food contact regulations for consumer safety, and its enhanced application properties provide operational benefits to can factories all over the world
US-based paints and coatings supplier PPG has launched an internal spray coating PPG Innovel PRO that uses no bisphenol-A (BPA) or bisphenol starting substances.
According to PPG, the material offers more reliable application properties for the infinitely recyclable aluminium beverage can.
PPG Innovel PRO is a next-generation, high-performance acrylic coating that is based on 10 years of experience as the most popular non-BPA internal beverage spray coating in the market.
The firm said PPG Innovel coatings have so far been applied to more than 220 billion cans across more than 40 nations.
PPG Innovel PRO coating complies with all international food contact regulations for consumer safety, and its enhanced application properties provide operational benefits to can factories all over the world.
Validated with the PPG SAFEASSURE protocol for safe food-contact coating development, the coating supports the ever-expanding range of filler goods that beverage manufacturers want to can.
All PPG Innovel internal spray coatings have received Platinum CRADLE-TO-CRADLE material health certification from the Cradle-to-Cradle Products Innovation Institute and have a reduced migration profile than conventional epoxy and epoxy-mimic coatings.
PPG senior vice president Amy Ericson said: “The growing and dynamic beverage can industry requires solutions that satisfy all global regulations to remove bisphenols from food contact coatings while ensuring maximum can line production speeds and minimal spoilage.
“PPG Innovel PRO coating is a future-forward solution that doesn’t rely on BPA or any other bisphenol starting substances while protecting both can and beverage integrity.”
In November last year, the company opened a new Packaging Coatings Innovation Centre, Europe in Germany.