On February 7, 2017, at 04:00 pm CET, the Food Packaging Forum (FPF) is holding a webinar on can coatings.

Birgit Geueke from the FPF will discuss the Forum’s latest dossier on can coatings (FPF reported). The dossier contains thoroughly-researched information on different coating materials, market data, and the regulatory background. It further covers migration of and exposure to various chemicals from can coatings.

Independent consultant Maricel Maffini will present findings from a new scientific study assessing the estrogenic activity of tetramethyl bisphenol F (TMBPF, CAS 5384-21-4) and a novel polymeric coating derived from TMBPF (FPF reported). The study, co-authored by Dr. Maffini and colleagues, analyzed the estrogenicity of TMBPF in three in vitro and two in vivo assays. The findings suggest the absence of endocrine activity by TMBPF. Hence, TMBPF may be a potential replacement for bisphenol A-based can coatings.

The two speaker presentations will be followed by a question and answer session.

For more information and registration, please visit the event website.

Read more

FPF (December 15, 2016). “Can coatings.


FPF (December 15, 2016). “Dossier: Can coatings.(pdf)

Soto, A.M., et al. (2017). “Evidence of absence: Estrogenicity assessment of a new food-contact coating and the bisphenol used in its synthesis.Environmental Science & Technology (published online January 18, 2017).