Improvements in coatings aim to increase material quality simplify the can-making process, and enable cost savings and environmental improvements. This work offers opportunities for new packaging solutions.
The Coatings Technology knowledge group has excellent laboratory and pilot coating line facilities. Access to a range of sophisticated software programs (e.g. ELSYCA®, ASPEN®, CFX®) assists coating process optimisation through simulation. Development achievements range from improved DWI tinplate homogeneity by means of edge mask technology to new treatments for tinplate.
The group belongs to international networks of research institutes and universities, giving it access to the newest developments in metal packaging coatings.