AkzoNobel’s Packaging Coatings business has launched the first of two products in its new AccelstyleTM range of coatings technology while the company constructs a new production plant in Spain.

AkzoNobel says its new products in the AccelstyleTM range are designed for the exterior of conventional two-piece aluminum beverage cans, and are free from bisphenols, styrene and PFAS.

At the same time, AkzoNobel is investing €32 million in a new plant at its Vilafranca site in Spain, which, according to the company, will produce bisphenol-free coatings for the metal packaging industry in EMEA. The company says the facility, which is expected to be operational by mid-2025, will use advanced automation and has been designed according to high eco-efficiency standards.