Government Initiatives to Promote BPA-Free Cans Are Beneficial for Growth of Global BPA-Free Cans Market

Rising concern over the usage of BPA-based products has increased significantly in the last few years. In current scenario, at least 90% of food cans have replaced linings that previously contained the harmful and controversial chemical – bisphenol-A (BPA). In order to ensure safety, numerous governments have taken initiatives and banned the BPA based food cans. For instance, California has banned the plan of selling beer under the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA). In addition, numerous brands and hotel links also banned the BPA based products. For instance, the famous Amy’s kitchen which specializes in mostly-organic frozen meals, has launched a vegan spinach ravioli bowl. The popular brand made the announcement via Twitter earlier this week. The aforementioned factors and initiatives have driven the growth of the global BPA-Free Cans Market

Here are some important information related to BPA-free cans market:

  • BPA-free cans market represent high growth opportunities for the new entrants to capture significant market share and gain good brand image in a short span of time. However, the metal cans is a consolidated market with Ball Corporation, Ardagh Group, and Crown Holdings account for more than half of the market. These companies are not actively seeking to phase out BPA-based packaging products. They are engaged in lobbying activities to restrict the ban of BPA coatings used in can linings. So, new entrants could offer highly innovative alternative products to capture high market share from other players present in the market.

  • Food & beverages companies are actively looking for alternative solutions to BPA-based epoxy coatings. This is primarily driven by the escalating interest of the consumers to avoid BPA containing food products. As a result, companies are bound to switch their packaging solution or offer BPA-free cans for their products, otherwise consumer transition will create a negative impact on their overall brand value and net sales of the company.

  • Numerous organizations have invested millions of dollars on the research activities to find out the serious health hazards of BPA-based products. Also, they are continuously engaged in creating public awareness to give up on BPA containing products such as metal cans. Hundreds of research papers depicting BPA as an endocrine disruptor, has been published since last decade.

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  • Additionally, government in some of the countries has banned the use of BPA in food contact packaging applications after realizing its harmful health effects. However, government in numerous countries still do not find BPA harmful and hence they have not banned the usage of BPA in food applications. Nevertheless, the usage of BPA-based products are declined in most of the developed countries is primarily driven by consumer disinterest but not by government enactments. Additionally, consumer awareness has deceased usage of BPA-based products which has led to food processing companies to switch their packaging products or use BPA-free coatings in their metal can packaging format which has ultimately increased the demand for BPA-free metal cans.

  • Some of the key players in the global BPA free cans market include Crown Holdings, Inc., Ball Corporation, Ardagh Group S.A., Silgan Containers LLC, CAN-PACK Group, CCL Industries Inc., Toyo Seikan Co. Ltd., CPMC Holdings Limited, Kian Joo Group, HUBER Packaging Group GmbH, PPG Industries, Inc., The Valspar Corporation, DowDupont Inc., and Kangnam Jevisco Co., Ltd.

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