Metal packaging coatings provide various levels of protection. The metal should be protected from the environment and from the contents of the packaging. Likewise, the contents of the packaging should be protected from the influences of the metal. This protection is achieved by applying a coating which is aesthetically pleasing, smooth, and defect-free.
Eastman CAB 551-0.01 and Solus™ 2100 performance additive are known to offer multifunctional performance enhancement, versatility, and reliability in many metal packaging coatings application. In a white metal packaging coating, they provide the following benefits:
- Eliminate blocking, producing a tack-free coating
- Enhance flow and leveling so that a smooth, glossy surface is produced
- Reduce amount of surface defects
In addition, in a clear metal packaging coating, they also:
- Maintain DOI
- Provide excellent clarity
In addition to the regular grade of Eastman CAB 551-0.01 and Solus™ 2100 performance additive, these products are available in a food contact grade. These products meet requirements for use in certain food contact applications under regulations of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (21 CFR), European Commission (Regulation 10/2011), and the Switzerland Ordinance of the FDHA on materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs (817.023.21, Annex 10).