Products & Solutions

Coatings for metal products

TOYOCHEM Functional Metal Coating Agent "Finishes™" is applied to the interior and exterior surfaces of steel cans and aluminum cans for the purpose of protecting the contents of various beverages, foods, medicines, etc., as well as the surface of cans from scratches. In particular, it is a high-performance product that fully considers the safety of contents and the protection of flavor at the product quality design stage, and we also have a lineup of environmentally friendly water-based coatings and coatings that do not contain bisphenol A (BPA-NI coating). Various metals such as aluminum, steel, and copper are given functionality such as scratch resistance, workability, corrosion resistance, and insulation.


Product Summary

Metal coating applications

Beverage cans

Beverage cans
Exterior coating

We have a diverse lineup, including clear varnish with retort resistance, matte varnish that enhances design, and high hardness varnish specialized in abrasion resistance. We can also customize to your usage conditions, by using new resins to reduce misting during painting and improve transportability.

Interior coating

In addition to conventional epoxy products, we have established the quality of environmentally friendly BPA-NI coatings. We can make proposals that meet customer needs, such as providing retort resistance similar to the exterior surface, optimizing spray suitability by controlling fluidity, and customizing coating film hardness to provide high workability so that it can also be applied to bottle cans.


Beverage can lid SOT lid
SOT exterior coating

Our coil coating for SOT ends is a water-based based and can reduce VOC. By controlling the rheology of the coating, it is designed to be suitable for high-speed coating. It is know from the customers that it has excellent scratch resistance and high forming ability.

SOT internal coating

Not only it has variety of content resistance, adhesion to substrates, and processability, it can be used acidic drinks, retort drinks, and beer etc. In addition, we have a large number of resin types, including BPA-NI coating, and are able to propose coating film performance that meets customer needs.

Food cans

Food cans
Exterior coating
Both acrylic and polyester coatings are available for primer and top coatings. It maintains high gloss on wet on wet ink system and UV-curable inks along with high performance properties such as high-temperature retort resistance and schratch resistance when transporting. We have also started the development of UV coating and LED coating, and are pursuing decoration by combining them with metal decor inks.
milk powder can
Interior coating
In addition to conventional epoxy resins, we also have low bisphenol A coating and BPA-NI coating. It can accommodate a wide variety of contents along with variety coating colors: clear, gold, white, and silver. 


Exterior coating
Polyester and epoxy ester based over varnishes are designed to ensure high gloss  on wet on wet system and  UV-curable inks.It has excellent flexibillity, abrasion resistance, high temperature retort resistance and schratch resistance when transporting .Combining matte varnish and metal decor inks can provide special color effect. 
Interior coating
We have BPA-NI coating. It enables high adhesion with PE and PP liner materials. In particular, it is possible to design a coating that has good opening torque after retorting.

General can

General can
Exterior coating

We have a wide selection of resins such as polyester, acrylic, and epoxy ester that can be baked at low temperatures in consideration of environmental issues.

Recently, we have commercialized UV coating and started developing LED curable coating combining with metal decor ink for pursuing unprecedented design.

Interior coating

For general can applications, we have resin types tailored to the application, such as high processability, high gloss, and color coating.

Monoblock tube

Spray can
Exterior coating
We have a lineup of coating that are compatible with various container shapes and designs for cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, deodorants, etc. In particular, the over varnish is a hybrid type that has the hardness of acrylic and the flexibility of polyester, and has been well received.
Interior coating
In addition to protecting the contents, pharmaceutical products require high levels of safety and hygiene. We supply paints that have been trusted for a long time and meet safety standards.

Industrial materials

Drums, gallon cans, pails
Exterior coating

Industrial materials play a role in protecting containers from outdoor storage, damage from chemicals, and frequent transportation. Designed with a variety of resin systems in mind for customer ease of use.

Interior coating

The inner surface paint for drums has maintained a high market share in Japan and has been adapted to various types of contents. As with pails and 5-gallon cans, our extensive database of contents has earned us trust.

Special functionality

Outdoor unit/aluminum fin
Anti-corrosion, weather resistant

Utilizing the technology of can coatings it is used to prevent corrosion of metals, add design features through coloring, and has recently been used in vehicle license plates and building materials.

Adding hydrophilic function 

Special water-based hydrophilic acrylic coating have a long history in aluminum fin coating for outdoor units of air conditioners.

Adding scratch resistance

The coating technology is utilized to protect the metal surface under harsh conditions. Steel banding strap  is an example of its use.


TOYOCHEM CO., LTD. Packaging and Industrial Materials Sales Division Sales Department 1