Easy Open Ends: PPG produces a full range of coatings for easy-open ends, including two-coat systems of gold or aluminized epoxy-phenolic base coats with organosol top coats.
Inks for three-piece Food, Aerosol and General Line cans: For both thermal and UV curing, PPG can supply inks for offset lithography printing on three-piece food and general line packaging.
PPG has a portfolio of coatings for interior and exterior application to metal food can bodies and ends. For aluminum and steel bodies of two- and three-piece cans, fabricated from either coated sheet or coil stock, coating formulations combine high performance at low cost with ease of application.
Coatings designed for interior application afford needed performance for the type of food packed. PPG coatings can include:
All interior-use coatings are U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) compliant. Formulations are available that are epoxy-free, as well as BADGE-compliant and NOGE free for European can makers.
For three-piece steel food can bodies, epoxy-phenolic and organosol interior coatings are available in clear, gold, zinc oxide and aluminized. Also available is a new white coating with excellent chemical and stain resistance. Side-stripe coatings afford superior protection and coverage of the seam, and work in concert with the interior body coating.
For two-piece steel cans, aluminized, gold and zinc side interior coatings are available in epoxy-phenolic for shallow-draw and organosols and polyesters for deep-draw.
For two-piece drawn-wall-ironed cans, PPG also offers a choice of water- or solvent-based internal coatings in gold, white or aluminized gray.
Exterior base coats and varnishes complete the food packaging coatings line, and are designed for process compatibility with PPG's interior food can body coatings. Base coats for two-piece cans are available in clear and gold-tone.
For the European market, PPG supplies exterior decorative inks. New two-coat systems comprising the white base coat and inks for tin-free steel can bodies eliminate the need for the clear over varnish, simplifying processing and reducing costs while achieving the level of protection and aesthetics of three-coat systems. Side-stripe coatings for interior and exterior application are especially resilient.
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