US-based speciality material supplier PPG has introduced an improved internal spray coating for aluminium beverage cans that does not contain bisphenol-A (BPA).

Named PPG Innovel PRO, the solution is designed to provide operational benefits for can manufacturing facilities by offering stronger application properties and increase production efficiency.

The high-performance acrylic coating features a lower migration profile than standard epoxy and epoxy-mimic coatings.

It meets all global food contact standards for consumer safety and is validated with the PPG SAFEASSURE protocol for safe food-contact coating development.

The PPG Innovel PRO coating has also received Platinum CRADLE-TO-CRADLE material health certification from the Cradle-to-Cradle Products Innovation Institute.

PPG senior vice-president Amy Ericson said: “The growing and dynamic beverage can industry requires solutions that satisfy all global regulations to remove bisphenols from food contact coatings while ensuring maximum can line production speeds and minimal spoilage.

“PPG Innovel PRO coating is a future-forward solution that doesn’t rely on BPA or any other bisphenol starting substances while protecting both can and beverage integrity.”

PPG estimates that its Innovel coatings have been used on more than 220 billion cans in more than 40 countries to date.

The company claims to have been supplying the market’s most widely used non-BPA internal beverage spray coatings for almost ten years.

Ericson added: “PPG offers customers a resilient supply chain with manufacturing sites across the globe.

“The new coating also comes with the support of industry-leading technical and regulatory support teams, which provide on-site expertise to keep customer operations running smoothly.

“PPG Innovel PRO coating is a big step forward for the industry, enabling major beverage brands to more efficiently offer safer and more sustainable metal-packaged drinks that today’s consumers can feel good about.”

Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, PPG serves customers in the construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation sectors and aftermarkets.