PPG will continue to monitor this issue closely. Customers with concerns are encouraged to contact us.
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In recent years, concerns surfaced in Europe about the BADGE (bisphenol-A diglycidyl ether) component of epoxy resins. Epoxy resins are widely used in food can coatings because of their toughness, flexibility, adhesion and chemical resistance to foods.
PPG has extensive research and development programs under way at its global coatings technology center near Pittsburgh. PPG coatings researchers and scientists are working to develop formulations without epoxy to allay any concerns about BADGE migration. Work is focusing on formulations that would continue to match or even exceed the excellent performance of epoxy-based coatings.
PPG will supply only coatings that will allow their customers to comply with the EU Commission Regulation No. 1895/2005/EC, which defines the permitted migration of specific epoxy derivatives such as BADGE.