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RESIN CLASS
NATURE
FLEXIBILITY
PACK
RESISTANCE
MAIN
END-USES
TYPICAL FOOD
PACKED
EPOXY-
PHENOLIC
High molecular weight epoxy
resins cross-linked with phenolic
resins.
Good
Very good
- Universal gold
lacquer for 3 piece
cans
- Shallow drawn cans
-non-aggressive/
medium aggressive
products
- Vegetables, meat,
fish, soups, some fruits,
tomatoes
ORGANOSOL
PVC dispersed in a suitable
binder (epoxy)
Very good
Very good
- Drawn cans
- Easy Open Ends
Often used over Epoxy-
Phenolic based coat
- aggressive products
- pickled food, some
ready meals, some
fruits
EPOXY-
ANHYDRIDE
High molecular weight epoxy
cross-linked with anhydride
hardeners
Good
Very good
Internal white for 3
piece cans
- non-aggressive
products
- vegetables, some
meat based foods
EPOXY-AMINO
High molecular weight epoxy
cross-linked with Amino resins.
Also epoxy acrylic water based
spray internals for 2 piece
beverage cans
Good
Limited
- Universal lacquer for
beer and beverage cans
(water reducible)
- Dome food systems
- beer, soft drinks
- peas
POLYESTER
Polyester resins cross-linked
with Amino or Phenolic resins.
May contain lower molecular
weight epoxy
Very good
Limited
End uses limited to
non aggressive food
- peas, sweet corn
MAIN CAN COATINGS
A. Feigenbaum, SCF report CS PM 3114, 19 I 1999