Water based technology for internal protection of metal can bodies and ends for the food, beer and beverage, aerosol and general line market segments.
Aqualure™ internal water based coatings are recognised by fillers of beer and beverage cans as providing the highest levels of protection.Aqualure™ 915
As canmakers strive to reduce the industry’s environmental footprint, DWI cans are becoming thinner and are using less metal.
This poses a challenge, however, because it puts new demands on the coatings used inside the cans. These coatings perform a dual role:
Which is why AkzoNobel Packaging Coatings recently launched Aqualure™ 915, an ultra-flexible lacquer which flexes with the new lightweight steel cans, yet still retains a perfect barrier to protect the drinks.
This high level of protection is becoming increasingly important, especially as more aggressive and flavour sensitive products – such as iced teas and isotonic drinks – are being introduced to the market.
Aqualure™ products are also used as internals by manufacturers of steel DWI food cans in Europe, US, Asia and Africa.