Why are tin cans ribbed? Here's why some tins are smooth and others have ridges

By |2019-02-22T07:06:14+02:00February 22nd, 2019|

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 the can with normal handling. Compare to a typical aluminium soda can that has thinner walls and no corrugation of the metal. It’s pretty easy to dent empty soda [...]