Alain Cagnard – Technically leading in the industry
In today’s episode, we welcome Alain Cagnard, global technical leader metal packaging at Eastman.
Cagnard began his career in the metal packaging industry back in 1994 as a lab technician for R&D projects in the beer and beverage area for Dexter in France, which is now Sherwin-Williams.
He worked for PPG in various technical leader roles in France and Italy, developing coatings throughout the metal packaging supply chain. During his time with PPG, Cagnard also supported inks for metal packaging, twist-off caps and aluminium coil coating.
In 2012 with Valspar (now Sherwin-Williams), he was the technical director Europe for metal packaging coatings. After his executive MBA with HEC Paris in 2015 he worked in the titanium dioxide business with Kronos Worldwide. In 2018, Cagnard joined Eastman to help develop polyesters for BPANI coatings applications within the metal packaging coatings and is currently coordinating the global technical efforts for the metal packaging markets within Eastman’s coatings and ink division.
During this episode, we discuss the growth of Eastman within the metal packaging sphere, get an update on BPA and associated legislation and Eastman’s Tetrashield, a proprietary polyester, which compares favourable with BPA epoxy coatings.