AkzoNobel’s non-BPA can coating becomes available on Chemsec

AkzoNobel Packaging Coating’s non-BPA beverage can coating – Aqualure™ G1 50 – is now listed as an Evaluated Alternative by Chemsec on its global online Marketplace. The designation identifies this coating as a safer alternative which does not contain any materials on the ChemSec SIN list. In addition, Aqualure G1 50 has already been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), EU regulators and other local and regional legislation for use anywhere in the world based on its established safety profile.

Aqualure G1 50 is a high-performance acrylic-based coating suitable for use on any beverage can and for most drink types including water, juice, carbonated soft drinks, beer and energy drinks. Aqualure G1 50 is applied like traditional epoxy coatings, allowing for easy and efficient transitions between coating technologies.

Aqualure G1 50 offers more choice to can makers and brand owners who are ready to transition away from traditional bisphenol-based technologies without sacrificing performance. Customers can easily comply with changing global food packaging regulations in response to increased concern surrounding BPA and bisphenol-based coatings. Ultimately Aqualure™ G1 50 will protect the current food supply and the long-term interests of can makers and food manufacturers.

Pam Wilson, sustainability manager, AkzoNobel Industrial Coatings, says the company is delighted to have received the verification and listing on Chemsec: “At AkzoNobel Packaging Coatings, we are continually improving our coatings to help our partners further enhance the safety of their products to their customers, and support their sustainability goals.”

Chemsec is an online database of greener and safer substitutes for hazardous chemicals which companies can search and then contact suppliers directly on the website.

AkzoNobel Packaging Coating’s brochure for Aqualure™ G1 50 is available on the Chemsec site

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