PPG (based in Pennsylvania) said that the investments at sites in The Netherlands and Poland will support growing customer demand for the latest generation of coatings for aluminum and steel cans, which are used in packaging for beverages, food and personal care items.
PPG Innovel is a non-BPA internal beverage-can spray technology, providing flavor-neutral properties and suitability for a broad range of filling products. PPG iSense specialty overvarnish coatings offer differentiating sensory surface effects for can exteriors, including textured finishes that help brands stand out on increasingly crowded store shelves.
PPG also will double capacity at its Cieszyn, Poland, plant to support the growth of the PPG NUTRISHIELD line of non-BPA, internal, food can coatings. The project is expected to be completed by the end of the third quarter of 2021.
“These investments demonstrate our long-term commitment to support our packaging customers across Europe and beyond,” said Alessandro Borzino, PPG general manager, packaging coatings, Europe, Middle East and Africa. “They will improve our ability to efficiently supply the innovative coatings solutions that canmakers and brands trust.”