Valspar Patents Can Coatings

August 7, 2014

Valspar has obtained a patent for a method comprised of the steps of: (a) providing a latex-based coating composition that includes one or more polymers, wherein the one or more polymers are formed by polymerizing one or more ethylenically unsaturated monomers, wherein the ethylenically unsaturated monomers include (i) one or more oxirane functional group-containing monomers, (ii) one or more acid-functional monomers and (iii) one or more additional ethylenically unsaturated monomers selected from butyl (meth)acrylate or styrene, wherein the one or more oxirane functional-group containing monomers are polymerized into the one or more polymers using an emulsion polymerization, and wherein the coating composition is not made using PVC compounds and is substantially free of bound BPA and aromatic glycidyl ether compounds; and (b) spray applying the coating composition to an interior surface of a food or beverage can or a portion thereof.