Cans and containers: Inside and out

Coating resins for packaging

Coating solutions for consumer goods

In metal cans and other rigid metal packaging, our broad range of saturated polyester coating resins is helping the industry move away from suspect raw materials and replace them with more sustainable alternatives.

All this while staying true to our long-established reputation in this business for durable and highly adhesive resins that are flexible enough to work with a wide range of different products – while enabling the high line speeds that are so important to manufacturers. From caps and closures to aerosols, and from tubes to both two-piece and three-piece cans, our resins for white base coat and overprint varnish can do the job. 

BPA-NI? Thanks to our innovation, yes we can! 

“Here at Covestro, innovation is something that’s happening every day, sometimes quietly in the background – but always with our customers. 

This is a fast-evolving business, but it’s also about good old-fashioned values such as personal relationships – because without the commitment of our customers we wouldn’t be able to turn bright science into great products."


"One great example is our work in developing tailor-made BPA-NI products that meet the increasingly tight regulations surrounding metal applications. Our new polyester range developed for food contact is able to replace epoxy products containing BPA. 

Our products are used in gold, clear and white internals for all kind of cans and closures. A lot of development is linked to various regulatory issues. For example, the request for the removal of materials like naphthalene and tin is increasing. Covestro is your partner to make these products “regulatory friendly” and for helping you stay one step ahead of up-coming regulations."

Pim Van Riggelen, Technical Application Manager


Investing in our shared future

The coatings business is increasingly global, which is why, at Covestro, we continue to invest in technology and capability to serve our customers in their local markets. 

Our production plants in Meppen, Germany, and China are supported by a growing R&D center in Zwolle, the Netherlands, and Shanghai. In fact, we recently completed a €15 million expansion of our plant in Meppen, with a particular focus on meeting the growing demand for BPA-NI coatings in the can sector. When it comes to coating resins, we’re going places. Why not join us? 

Could we help you solve your coating challenge?

No matter what the application, substrate or technology, there’s a good chance our team can help you.