CLEVELAND, April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In light of the national announcement from Campbell that the company will remove BPA linings from cans for all its soups, gravies, Swanson broth and SpaghettiOs pasta, the Freedonia Group has researched trends in interior can linings. BPA (short for the chemical bisphenol-A) is used in interiors of cans to prevent corrosion of the can and contamination of the food.
Interior coatings are designed to protect the interior surface of packaging materials from contact with products such as beer, soda, fish, and other food products. These types of coatings must comply with regulations of the Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Agriculture. Overall gains for metal cans will continue to be restricted by the ongoing penetration of plastics into food markets.
The Freedonia Group report Paint & Coatings discusses all types of coatings, including interior food can linings. To learn more, visit the report page:
As a result of safety and environmental concerns, there has been a shift away from solvent-based coatings and those containing BPA in food-contact applications. This has also produced changes in can design and shifts in canning and soldering techniques. Suppliers of can coatings have also had to meet increasingly stringent environmental requirements related to the emission of volatile organic compounds from their products. As a result, water-based, radiation-cured, and powder coatings continue to expand their market share in can coatings.
Like metal containers, glass packaging is a mature segment facing intense competition from alternative packaging materials such as plastics. As such, glass packaging will generally not provide many new opportunities for coatings. However, safety concerns surrounding the presence of BPA in metal food containers will support the continued use of glass, which is BPA-free.
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