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PPG Expands Capacity to Meet Demands for Food-can Coatings

Published on 2017-04-07. Author : SpecialChem

PPG has opened a nearly $3 million expansion for packaging coatings manufacturing at its Oak Creek, Wisconsin, plant. The 3,300-square-foot facility adds capacity for the production of food-can coatings to meet growing customer demand.

Food-can Coatings Production

Can Coating PPG
PPG Expands Capacity to Meet Demands for Food-can Coatings

  • PPG’s new generation of food-can coatings is designed to help canmakers and brand-owners meet increasing food-contact regulatory requirements
  • The coatings are certified by independent institutes as being food-contact compliant, in accordance with both North American and European regulations
  • As regulations and market demands change, the Oak Creek facility will now have greater flexibility for production of specialized solutions to meet new requirements

BPA Non-intent Coatings for Cans and Metal Containers

"This expansion significantly increases our packaging coatings manufacturing capability in the U.S., enabling us to meet growing demand for our industry-leading food-can coatings," said Ken West, PPG vice president, packaging coatings. "This investment shows PPG’s continuing commitment to the packaging industry, and it strengthens our ability to meet emerging customer requirements for innovative technological solutions."

PPG provides a comprehensive array of packaging coatings products and services to optimize customers' processes, meet their specific requirements and comply with various regulations. It offers a complete Bisphenol A non-intent (BPA-NI, or with no BPA intentionally added) system including NUTRISHIELD® brand products for coating various types of cans and metal containers.

About PPG

PPG works every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that its customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, it solves its customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, it operates and innovate in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $14.8 billion in 2016.

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Source: PPG
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