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Why are there ridges on tin cans?

Why are tin cans ribbed? The answer is quite simple and straightforward. Ribbing on Tin Cans strengthens the tin. You can see the general principle in cardboard. The centre is corrugated because a little paper can add a lot of strength that way. The can is curved and the ridges reduce your ability to dent [...]

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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. [...]

What is a Can Seamer?

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, [...]

Canning Methods

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 [...]

Process of Making Tins

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 [...]

What is a Double Seam?

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 [...]

What is a Tin Can?

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 [...]

What is a Tin Box?

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 [...]

What is a Metal Slide Lid?

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 [...]

What is a Cone Top Tin?

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 [...]

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What is a Metal Hinged Lid?

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. [...]

What is a Slip Lid?

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 [...]

What is an LDPE lid?

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 [...]

What is a TT Lid?

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 [...]

What is a Plain End lid?

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 [...]

What is a Pull Ring Lid?

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 [...]

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What is an EOE lid?

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 [...]

What is a Peel-Off closure?

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 [...]

Metal Tin Can Lids, Ends & Closures

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 [...]

Can I seal tin cans myself?

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 [...]

Can the tins be printed with my design?

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. [...]

Can you source the contents I need?

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. [...]

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Sealed Cans with My product or gift inside

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 [...]

What is your sampling process?

Browse our vast range of sizes and shapes to find the perfect match Carefully select the sizes and their respective unit codes that interest you Provide us with all the unit codes and their required quantities, respectively. Receive a quotation from us for your approval Follow the design process as outlined in this article, [...]

What is Embossing and Debossing?

Sheet Metal Embossing (EMB) and Debossing (DBM) are the processes of creating either raised or recessed relief images and designs in paper and other materials. An embossed pattern is raised against the background, while a debossed pattern is sunken into the surface of the material (but might protrude somewhat on the reverse, back side). [...]

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What is a UV Varnish?

UV coating, often called liquid lamination, is a highly protective, ultra-shiny gloss coating that we apply over aqueous coating and then cure on a special machine using ultraviolet light. Common Properties The solvent-free UV coating provides an extremely hard finish that's chemical and abrasion resistant. It makes details really pop! On deep colors, it [...]

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What is BiaxOP branding?

When glossy film is extruded and stretched in both the machine direction and across machine direction it is called biaxially oriented polypropylene (gloss). Biaxial orientation increases strength and clarity. BiaxOP branding is primarily found in the gifting, resale and retail industries - with the branding process found throughout popular products such biscuit tins, gift [...]

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What material do you use to manufacture your tin containers and cans?

Our Material & Quality Why choose our tins over others? Tinplate, thin steel sheet with a coating of tin applied either by dipping in molten metal or by electrolytic deposition; almost all tinplate is now produced by the latter process. Tinplate made by this process is essentially a sandwich in which the central [...]

Can I supply my own unique design for the tins?

 Absolutely, you CAN!  In terms of the design for your custom tin containers, the options are virtually endless! With years of experience and know-how, Can It will collaborate with you to create a visually engaging tin box which meet your requirements and campaign-needs, increasing your brand recognition and boosting your [...]

Can you create a custom design for my tins?

We are passionate about creating custom tin boxes for product launches and promotions Leave a lasting impression, with protective packaging which presents your company and brand in a unique and creative way. Your one-stop-shop for all your packaging and fundraising needs, contact us for a quote today. Your message and logo never fades on [...]

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What is your design process for creating custom tins?

1. Conceptualize The definition of conceptualization is the critical and creative thinking process of envisioning an idea or concept. When you brainstorm about a new product and you come up with the brand guidelines to bring the product to market, this is an example of conceptualization. Our product designers will assist and guide you [...]

What branding and print options do you offer?

We at Can It craft the perfect tin packaging for your product, a long-lasting tin box which displays your logo and conveys your message for years to come Matte – Contrast Film Branding Unlike BiaxOP film, matte paper produces nice quality prints but does not have that vibrant color finish. Matte paper [...]

What is Matte branding?

Unlike BiaxOP film, matte paper produces nice quality prints but does not have that vibrant color finish. Matte paper is not vulnerable to being marred by fingerprints and it produces a non-glare photo. Common Properties Matte film is not glossy and therefore finger marks or glare from the sun are not a problem. When [...]