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Can Coatings: Unlocking the Future of Sustainable Packaging
Learn about the critical role of innovative can coating technologies for the infinitely recyclable metal can
Packaging Coatings Overview
Metal containers are a vital part of our lives. They keep beverages cold on hot summer days; preserve our fruits and vegetables; provide a safe food supply for our children and pets; and protect the medicines we use to heal our bodies. Life without metal packaging is hard to envision. Learn about the markets we serve, our exemplary technical service, regulatory expertise and more.
Coatings play a critical role in the future of sustainable packaging for the European food, beverage and household good markets. The paper illustrates why metal cans are favored by the market due to their infinite recyclability, and safety and performance benefits – contributing to a circular economy. The paper also explains how can coatings play an integral role in mitigating can corrosion and supporting sustainability goals, particularly examining Sherwin-Williams valPure® V70, the world’s first non-BPA epoxy coating that delivers exceptional corrosion protection, flavor preservation and pack performance while meeting rigorous international food safety regulations.
Metal packaging addresses the current challenges of the circular economy. The value of light metal packaging is seen in its contribution to reducing food waste, extending shelf life, maintaining fresh nutritious foods, and enabling 100% recyclability of the can. Coatings for metal packaging have transitioned from traditional epoxy-based coatings to new non-BPA coating technologies, which includes the Sherwin-Williams new valPure® non-BPA coatings that have Platinum Cradle to Cradle certifications. Learn more about the importance of these coatings in the light metal packaging industry. Read the entire white paper by clicking the link above.
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Beverage Can and End Coatings
Sherwin-Williams offers next-generation coatings for your interior beverage end applications. The industry has relied on Sherwin-Williams epoxy chemistry to deliver consistent application, sensory and pack performance across beer, cider, carbonated soft drinks, energy drinks and ready-to-drink teas/coffees.
Food Can and End Coatings
valPure® 31S46 is an innovative and widely used non-BPA (NBPA) and non-PTFE technology for metal packaging for food manufacturers. It can be applied via sheet coat to both TFS and ETP substrates for bodies and ends of steel three-piece cans and has been validated through commercial experience in a variety of packs.
valPure V61S61 is a next-generation polyester-based opaque gold interior coating for three-piece cans, draw-redraw (DRD) cans and easy-open end (EOE) topcoats. This non-BPA coating delivers significant value to canmakers and brand owners seeking solutions for substrates using chromium VI alternative surface treatments and improved stain resistance.
Household Products and Personal Care Can Coatings
Three-piece aerosol can coatings from Sherwin-Williams are designed to provide both interior performance and exterior durability for all parts of the can. Our product line was engineered in cooperation with can makers and brand owners to provide consumers with a rewarding experience every time they use the can.
Whether your aluminum tube is for food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, hair dye, or specialty/alkaline household products, Sherwin-Williams offers a highly versatile and sustainable solution with our non-BPA* epoxy interior coatings.
The purpose of Rust Inhibitors and Size Coats is to prevent the drum or pail from rusting prior to being filled. Size Coats are designed to be capable of being recoated with linings to improve fabrication without being detrimental to the lining’s chemical resistance properties.
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