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Why are there ridges on tin cans?

By |2020-01-15T20:06:44+02:00February 8th, 2019|

Why are tin cans ribbed? The answer is quite simple and straightforward. Ribbing on Tin Cans strengthens the tin Ridges on Tins allow it to Expand and Contract Not all Tin Cans require Ribbing CONTACT US Tin Can Manufacturer Here's why some tins are smooth and others have ridges: 1.) Ribbing on Tin Cans strengthens the tin. You can see the general principle in cardboard. The centre is corrugated [...]

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By |2019-08-05T11:56:35+02:00January 25th, 2019|

Tin Supplier South Africa Visit Us Since 1994, Can It has been a leading manufacturer and supplier of branded tin packaging and collection tins in South Africa. Our vast range of products such as custom tin boxes, canisters, ointment tins, collection tins and money boxes are available worldwide. We have proudly supplied millions of cans and canisters to our valued customers and non-profits. Can it is a tin manufacturer and suppliers to retailers, wholesalers, the tin packaging [...]

What is a Can Seamer?

By |2019-02-26T06:44:42+02:00November 5th, 2018|

What is a Can Seamer? A can seamer is a machine used to seal the lid to the can body. The lid or "end" is usually tinplated steel while the body can be of metal (such as cans for beverages and soups), paperboard (whisky cans) or plastic. The seam formed is generally leak-proof, but this depends on the product being canned. The seam is made by mechanically overlapping the two layers to form a hook. Different parameters of the hook are measured [...]

Canning Methods

By |2019-02-26T06:48:18+02:00November 5th, 2018|

Canning Methods Food Preservation during the Canning Process To prevent the food from being spoiled before and during containment, a number of methods are used: pasteurisation, boiling (and other applications of high temperature over a period of time), refrigeration, freezing, drying, vacuum treatment, antimicrobial agents that are natural to the recipe of the foods being preserved, a sufficient dose of ionizing radiation, submersion in a strong saline solution, acid, base, osmotically extreme (for example very sugary) or [...]

Process of Making Tins

By |2019-02-26T06:50:32+02:00November 5th, 2018|

What is the process of manufacturing tin cans? Rimmed three-piece can construction involves several stages; Forming a tube and welding or soldering the seam of the sides Joining the bottom end to the tube Printing or attaching labels to the can Filling the can with content; sterilization or retorting is required for many food products Joining the wall and top "end". Double seam rims are crucial to the joining of the wall to a top or bottom surface. An extremely tight fit between [...]

What is a Double Seam?

By |2019-02-26T06:51:48+02:00November 5th, 2018|

What is a Double Seam? A double seam is a canning process for sealing a tin can by mechanically interlocking the can body and a can end (or lid). Originally, the can end was soldered or welded onto the can body after the can was filled. However, this introduced a variety of issues, such as foreign contaminants (including lead and other harmful heavy metals). The double seam was later developed as a cheaper and safer alternative and quickly replaced the [...]

What is a Tin Can?

By |2019-02-26T06:55:49+02:00November 5th, 2018|

What is a Tin Can? A tin can, tin (especially in British English, Australian English and Canadian English), steel can, steel packaging or a can, is a container for the distribution or storage of goods, composed of thin metal. Many cans require opening by cutting the "end" open; others have removable covers. Cans hold diverse contents: foods, beverages, oil, chemicals, etc. Steel cans are made of tinplate (tin-coated steel) or of tin-free steel. In some dialects, even aluminium cans are called "tin cans". [...]

What is a Tin Box?

By |2019-09-16T15:45:32+02:00November 5th, 2018|

What is a Tin Box? A tin box is a tinplate container. Tinplate metal is primarily steel with a very thin tin coating. Tin-free steel is also used. In some cultures, these boxes or cans are referred to as "tin boxes" or sometimes even "tins". Many “tin boxes” have hinged or removable lids or covers. Some people collect tin boxes as a hobby. Speciality packaging impacts on the fundamental interaction between your customer and your brand – on the store shelf, where the shape, [...]

What is a Metal Slide Lid?

By |2019-10-27T09:59:59+02:00November 5th, 2018|

What is Metal Slide Lid? What is a Slide Top Tin? Our metal tins with slide tops are an excellent packaging container choice for many products such as lip balm, candies, mints, beads and more! Other uses may include storing gardening seeds, a pill container, storing vitamins, craft supplies, solid perfume and more. Add a creative label or decorate the tins to your specs. This is a pocket tin box, which is multifunctional and easy to carry around and keep with you. You [...]

What is a Cone Top Tin?

By |2019-02-26T07:05:16+02:00November 5th, 2018|

What is a Cone Top Tin? What is a Metal Screw Lid? Metal Cone Top Tin Cans are screw top cans that are typically used for storing automobile additives, solvents, thinners, break fluids and other speciality products. Cone Top Cans allow for a smoothly controlled pour. Standard screw caps available, as well as child-resistant caps, Stolz closures and spout caps. The silver tinplated steel twist top tins come with screw cover rolled edge lids. Our metal tins could be used for a [...]

What is a Metal Hinged Lid?

By |2019-10-27T09:39:01+02:00November 5th, 2018|

What is a Metal Hinged Lid? Hinged Lid Metal Tins Some types of metal tins or cans have hinged covers; Others cans have removable interference fit covers or lids. These are often known as "flip top cans". These tinplate cans are often used to package breath mints, throat lozenges, instant coffee, biscuits and holiday treats. Highly decorated "holiday tins" are sold during the holiday season and are popular gifts, and often contain cookies, candy, or popcorn. Similar festive containers are used in Europe for [...]

What is a Slip Lid?

By |2019-02-26T07:07:06+02:00November 5th, 2018|

What is a Slip Lid? What is a Slip Cover Tin? Also known as slip top cans or ointment cans, slipcover cans are versatile containers constructed from a single piece of tin. They can be used for a variety of applications including packaging for candles, food, cosmetics, body care, industrial wax, inks, petroleum products and more. Slipcover cans have a three-piece construction consisting of a cover, body and a seamed on end. The industrial metal tins are a cost-efficient solution without sacrificing functionality [...]

What is an LDPE lid?

By |2019-02-26T07:08:42+02:00August 27th, 2018|

What is an LDPE lid? Reusable Plastic Lids for Food Tin Cans These plastic lids for open-top cans are pliable and reusable, low-density polyethene (LDPE), natural in colour. The perfect addition to your tin cans if you want them to be reused. Our standard plastic lids are clear (see-through) and can be moulded or printed with your logo on quantity.  Ideal for coffee, biscuits, powder or gifts. Available in various different diameters. A simple and low-cost addition to your product – don’t [...]

What is a TT Lid?

By |2019-02-26T07:53:30+02:00August 27th, 2018|

What is a TT Lid? Triple Tite Closures for Paint Tins The Triple Tite closure is very suitable for flat plate lids. Tins with this type of closure are sometimes harder to re-close, because residue can be left in the rim after the paint is poured out. The TT closure is particularly important for mixed lacquers, because the stirrer lid can be clicked into place under the edge. In general the TT closure is experienced by its users that the lid is [...]

What is a Plain End lid?

By |2019-02-26T11:44:53+02:00August 27th, 2018|

What is a Plain End lid? With a lacquer coating on all plain ends, this tin can lid is ideal for any edible or non-edible product. Save on cost with using these standard lids, as opposed to peel-off and pull-ring lids. The buyers and recipients of your tin cans will require a can-opener to open tins which are sealed with this type of closure. Available with or without ribbing (lines or smooth), keep it simple by having your cans sealed with these [...]

What is a Pull Ring Lid?

By |2019-02-26T09:05:02+02:00August 27th, 2018|

What is a Pull Ring Lid? Metal Easy Open Tin Can Closures Our easy open ends are made of tinplate and are available for packing foods such as tuna fish, tomato paste, fruits, vegetables, juices, curry, meat, mushrooms, nuts, milk powder, coffee, vegetable oils, motor oils and almost all other types of food and non-food products. These easy open lids are made as 'full aperture openings' only. Our ends are suitable for pasteurization, sterilization and retorting. Outside of the EOE can be [...]

What is an EOE lid?

By |2019-02-26T09:59:48+02:00August 27th, 2018|

What is an EOE lid? Metal Easy Open Ends / Tin Closures / Can Lids Our easy open ends are made of tinplate and are available for packing foods such as tuna fish, tomato paste, fruits, vegetables, juices, curry, meat, mushrooms, nuts, milk powder, coffee, vegetable oils, motor oils and almost all other types of food and non food products. These easy open lids are made as ‘full aperture openings’ only. Our ends are suitable for pasteurization, sterilization and retorting. Outside of [...]

What is a Peel-Off closure?

By |2019-03-04T06:23:26+02:00August 27th, 2018|

What is a Peel-Off closure? Metal Alufix Peel-Off Lids for Tin Cans The easy-peelable Alufix Dry membrane for sealing onto tinplate rings provides the can with a safe and convenient closure solution for canned goods. With its aluminium layer, Alufix Dry offers the best possible protection for all dry products which do not require heat treatment after filling. The Easy Peel-Off Lid (EPOL) is a technology in the food packaging industry, which is gaining market share with respect to the well known Easy [...]

Metal Tin Can Lids, Ends & Closures

By |2019-03-04T07:10:21+02:00August 27th, 2018|

Metal Tin Can Lids Metal Lids, Ends & Closures for Food Tin Cans CONTACT US EPOL LIDS | Alufix Peel-Off Lids | Easy Peel-Off Lids The easy-peelable Alufix Dry membrane for sealing onto tinplate rings provides the can with a safe and convenient closure solution for canned goods. With its aluminium layer, Alufix Dry offers the best possible protection for all dry products which do not require heat treatment after filling. The [...]

Can I seal tin cans myself?

By |2019-03-04T08:40:02+02:00August 27th, 2018|

Can I seal tin cans myself? Generally, no. But theoretically, if you plan on large order quantities such as 50 000 or above - yes, you could perform the sealing process yourself and just buy the odds and ends separately from us. It's not simple, however, and it may be more practical to leave the process for the experts here at Can It. As you'd need large-scale, industrial machinery for preservation, seaming and printing - unless you are planning on a new retail product [...]

Can the tins be printed with my design?

By |2019-03-04T09:20:18+02:00August 27th, 2018|

Can the tins be printed with my design? Absolutely! We love crafting beautiful custom tins Yes. A great design communicates what your business is, what it does, and why customers should choose you. Our designers take the time to understand and assist you with everything from a logo design to a high-end brochure. Collecting ideas and designs you like is the first step in helping us bring your vision to life. We can build you a company image that is professional and [...]

Can you source the contents I need?

By |2019-03-04T09:30:47+02:00August 27th, 2018|

Can you source the contents I need? Any contents you need Everyone likes to get something useful for free. They will keep this product and use it. It carries your name and contact information. It's a gift that keeps on selling. Promotional products have long been a great supplement to your marketing efforts. Selecting the right product from our extensive list of tins, mugs, chocolates, and more provides a great return on your investment. They can be distributed at events and corporate [...]

Sealed Cans with My product or gift inside

By |2019-09-17T10:56:46+02:00August 27th, 2018|

Unique & creative packaging for your product or promotion Yes, supply any contents you want - whether it be coffee, gifts or jelly beans - we can seal it inside personalized cans with your choice of closure. Unlike boxes and plastic - our cans are rarely ever discarded - leading the packaging industry with customer retention and brand recognition. Create a memorable promotion with Can It's vast range of custom sealed cans and tin boxes, constantly driving your message and branding through, subliminally [...]

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