March 18: Energy consumption in canmaking processes could be cut following the approval of food and drink contact for a range of UV-cured coatings and inks technologies.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared for food-contact use a range of chemicals supplied by members of the US-based Radtech FCN Alliance, which includes canstock suppliers Alcoa and Alcan, canmaker Crown Holdings and coatings manufacturers PPG and Valspar.
A number of ultraviolet (UV)- or electron beam (EB)-cured coatings, inks, adhesives gain clearance for direct food contact under the FDA’s Food Contact Notification (FCN) 772.

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