ACS 2020

Eastman presents a new test method for the metal packaging

Dr. Goliath Beniah, coatings applications scientist
: Accelerated Corrosion Testing for BPA-NI Metal Packaging Resins

Presented by: Dr. Goliath Beniah, coatings applications scientist

Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2020*

Time: 2:30 p.m.*

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: TBA*

Responding to regulatory and customer demands, Eastman is developing polyester BPA-NI resin technology that delivers improved resistance to food sterilization and offers long-term shelf stability while balancing the flexibility and toughness to withstand aggressive canning processes. Our team explores several fundamental techniques to demonstrate improved resistance to corrosion and chemical attack while balancing flexibility and adhesion through innovative resin and formulation design. Learn more about this groundbreaking test method on Wednesday, April 1, at 2:30 p.m., when Eastman’s Goliath Beniah presents “Accelerated Corrosion Testing for BPA-NI Metal Packaging Resins.”

You’ll learn how electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and cathodic disbonding, coupled with fitness-for-use testing, were used to understand barrier properties of BPA-NI solutions in formulated coatings. These studies and techniques help build solid structure-property relationships, enabling better resin design for food contact metal packaging coatings. The presentation will address how BPA non-intent (BPA-NI) technology can replace BPA-based coatings while meeting or exceeding rigorous performance requirements.

After the presentation, there will be time to ask questions. You can also visit Eastman booth #1461 any time during the American Coatings Show to learn more about Tetrashield protective resin systems for metal packaging applications.

About the presenter
Beniah earned his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Northwestern University. After postdoctoral work at The University of Texas at Austin, he joined Eastman as a coatings applications scientist in 2017. In his role, he addresses fundamental challenges facing the coatings market through new product development, interpretation of the structure-property relationship of Eastman products, and method development for product characterization. He draws on insights from coatings formulators, OEMs, and brand owners around the world.

* Date, time, and location of the presentation by Dr. Goliath Beniah are subject to change.
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