Term: Safety | The Aluminum Association

BPA in Aluminum Cans

Many aluminum food and beverage containers sold in the United States feature a protective liner on the interior of the can containing trace amounts of Bisphenol A (BPA). This liner forms a barrier between the product and metal, providing protection against food-borne diseases. These coatings have been critical to improving food and beverage safety since being introduced more than 50 years ago.

The Aluminum Association understands that ongoing research and study is taking place on the safety and efficacy of BPA and we will continue to monitor these developments closely. However:

Aluminum Industry Expansion Drives U.S. Growth | Parvaneh Shafiee Retires

The aluminum industry invests $1 billion for modern manufacturing in the U.S. Industry maven Curt Wells joins the Aluminum Association while Parvaneh Shafiee retires. Saltcake Work Group meets with the EPA. And more.

Aluminum Built a Museum | Aluminium Stewardship Initiative Update

The Aluminum Association donated the original copy of the teal sheets to the Smithsonian Institution.  Casthouse Safety Workshop in June. SAPA’s Chizmar Named AWMI Member of the Year. Aluminum Industry Featured in Bloomberg Sustainable Energy Factbook. And more.

Aluminum Powder and Paste Safety Videos

Following are a series of videos on the safe handling of aluminum powder and paste.

Aluminum Association And Metal Powder Industries Federation Sign Memorandum Of Understanding To Advance Workplace Safety

Arlington, VA.
Today, the Aluminum Association (AAI) and the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) announced a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to cooperate in the sharing of information in area of metal powder safety. The organizations will cooperate to increase awareness of metal dust hazards and to promote safety in plant operations.

Technical FAQs & Information

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