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Tin Can Supplier Personalized Tin Cans with your custom contents for promotions, advertising, product launches, corporate gifting & more!2019-03-19T00:35:59+00:00

Metal Tin Cans

Canning Service South Africa

Personalized Tin Cans with your custom contents for promotions, advertising, product launches, corporate gifting & more!

Can It offers a sealing service whereby you supply your own custom contents or product to us- whether it be coffee, corporate gifts, t-shirts, jelly beans or food- we’re able seal it inside tin cans and brand the tins with your custom artwork.

We have various size cans and type closures available. Small order quantities are welcomed. Unique, Original and Innovative Packaging for your product launch or promotion. 

This type of packaging is a novelty and your clients will be impressed to receive such a uniquely packaged corporate gift. We understand the importance of packaging at Can It and the value it brings to your brand. Ours is a business built on a background in engineering, an understanding of manufacturing and a keen eye for detail.

We also manufacture many different size and shape tin boxes that don’t require any sealing, click here for more information

Branded Tin Packaging ensures your name is in front of your customer and on their mind long after the contents have been unpacked. The Can is your best form of subliminal advertising. The Can It team has assisted thousands of corporate entities with promotional tin packaging, canned corporate gifts, ointment tinscanistersmint tinsbranded chocolatecustom tins and more.

A branded can or metal tin box, is never thrown away, your clients will always keep it, as a sentimental token of your care and concern for them. Whether they keep it in their offices as a stationery holder on their desks, or at home to re-use in the kitchen or bathroom, no other packaging offers better retention value and brand recognition than a branded can that is also useful once opened and constantly driving your message and branding through, subliminally displaying your brand wherever found.

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Need A Custom Label or Contents?

Our tins come in a variety of sizes and serve an assortment of purposes. We can fill your metal tin cans with mints, sweets, corporate gifts or anything you desire – alternatively, you can fill them yourselves. Available in various sizes, branded or silver, empty or filled, sealed or unsealed. Impress, Intrigue and Delight your clients, coworkers and friends with Can It’s custom tin packaging.

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Why are there ridges on tin cans?2019-02-26T06:10:39+00:00

Why are tin cans ribbed?

The answer is quite simple and straightforward.

  1. 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 cans with hand pressure. The area of the food can with the ridges will be quite hard to dent with hand pressure.
  2. Furthermore, the ridges on tins allow it to expand and contract. As part of the canning process, filled cans are often heated to cook and sterilise the contents. This can build up a fair amount of pressure, and the ridges let the can handle that without splitting.
  3. Not all tin cans require ribbing. The sides of the can are ribbed to increase the strength of the can and provide protection against the high temperatures and vacuum pressures of thermal processing and boiling preservation during the canning process. Certain products such as coffee do not require the cans to undergo such procedures and thus you will often find coffee cans with no ribbing at all.
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Tin Supplier South Africa

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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 industry as well as the promotional and corporate gifting industries.

We specialize in the manufacturing and supply of custom tin boxes that turn heads, beg to be touched and held, that increase perceived value and clearly set your product, in its custom tin packaging, apart from the competition.

Can It also plays a unique role in the crowd-funding and charity industries, as the distribution of branded money boxes and collection tins began with us in 1994, at the dawn of democracy in South Africa when we began as just a small manufacturer and supplier of money boxes and collection tins. Since then we have grown our product offering and services as well as our customer base throughout South Africa and we now enjoy excellent customer relations in Australia, Mozambique, Tanzania and Namibia.

Thousands of charitable causes sustain themselves and earn their bread and butter by distributing custom branded money boxes and collection tins that we manufacture at can it. Through Can Its unique influence and insight into the industry and country-wide reach, we form a vital part of the charity industry – enabling NPOs to function. Our network of money boxes and collection tins enables millions of South Africa to “pay it forward” every day, at till points nationwide.

Independent and founded in 1994, we are safe pair of hands when it comes to crafting beautiful tin packaging out of tinplate and our customers tell us that form concept to completion, we are responsive and reliable with processes in place that are as seamless as the tins we create.

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Take Note:

  1. By appointment only to our showroom. Our showroom has thousands of options for you to browse and choose from.
  2. Samples are charged for
  3. Appointment times must  please be kept so as to not inconvenience the next appointment, for our other customers
  4. No factory or process viewings are permitted – Should you have a substantially large order of 500 000 units or above, our company will reconsider this condition. However, no factory inspection will be considered without a legal purchase order issued to our company.
  5. School tours are not permitted
  6. Photos of products in the showroom are permitted (exclusions apply for proprietary products)
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What is a Can Seamer?2019-02-26T06:44:42+00:00
Can It - Large Food Cans Packed in Pallets in our Warehouse at Can It

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 and monitored to check the integrity of the seam under different conditions.

The shape of the double seam is determined by the shape of the seamer roll profile and the relative position. During the can seaming process, the seamer chuck holds the can while the rolls rotate around it. Initially, the first operation roll folds the lid (end) and then the second operation rolls tighten the resulting seam.

The first operation seam is critical to avoid problems like wrinkles (tightness issues) and leaks. The shape of the seam is determined by the shape of the first operation roll, the second operation roll, their relative positions and distances, lifter height, lifter pressure. Any damage or problems to the seamer or seamer tools can cause severe problems to the double seam like seam bumps, wrinkles, sharp seams, and open seams.

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Canning Methods2019-02-26T06:48:18+00:00

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 other microbially-challenging environments.

Other than sterilization, no method is perfectly dependable as a preservative. For example, the microorganism Clostridium botulinum (which causes botulism) can only be eliminated at temperatures above the boiling point of water.

From a public safety point of view, foods with low acidity (a pH more than 4.6) need sterilization under high temperature (116–130 °C). To achieve temperatures above the boiling point requires the use of a pressure canner.

Foods that must be pressure canned include most vegetables, meat, seafood, poultry, and dairy products. The only foods that may be safely canned in an ordinary boiling water bath are highly acidic ones with a pH below 4.6, such as fruits, pickled vegetables, or other foods to which acidic additives have been added.

Bottom line… If you’re in need of a Canning company to package your product – then contact us. Each product requires a different process. We’ve been doing this for over 2 decades and will guide you to the best promotional and packaging solution.

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Process of Making Tins2019-02-26T06:50:32+00:00

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 the pieces must be accomplished to prevent leakage; the process of accomplishing this radically deforms the rims of the parts. Part of the tube that forms the wall is bent, almost at its end, turning outward through 90 degrees, and then bent further, toward the middle of the tube, until it is parallel to the rest of the tube, a total bend of 180 degrees.

The outer edge of the flat piece is bent against this toward the middle of the tubular wall, until parallel with the wall, turning inward through 90 degrees. The edge of the bent portion is bent further through another 90 degrees, inward now toward the axis of the tube and parallel to the main portion of the flat piece, making a total bend of 180 degrees. It is bent far enough inward that its circular edge is now slightly smaller in diameter than the edge of the tube. Bending it yet further, until it is parallel with the tube’s axis, gives it a total bend of 270 degrees. It now envelops the outward rim of the tube.

Looking outward from the axis of the tube, the first surface is the unbent portion of the tube. Slightly further out is a narrow portion of the top, including its edge. The outward-bent portion of the tube, including its edge, is still slightly further out. Furthest out is the 90-degree-bent portion of the flat surface.

The combined interacting forces, as the portion of the flat surface adjacent to the interior of the tube, is indented toward the middle of the tube and then outward forward the axis of the tube, and the other bent portions of the flat piece and the tube are all forced toward the axis of the tube, drives these five thicknesses of metal against each other from inside and out, forming a “dry” joint so tight that welding or solder is not needed to strengthen or seal it.

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What is a Double Seam?2019-02-26T06:51:48+00:00
Tin Can Seams - What is a double seam?
Smooth Tin Cans in Production Assembly in Can It's factory
Smooth Tin Cans on conveyor belt in Can It's factory

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 welded seam.

The double seam is made using a double seamer, which can have just one or a number of heads or seaming stations. The double seam is formed by mechanically interlocking five layers of material together: three layers of the can end and two layers of the can body. Each seaming head typically consists of two rolls, a first operation roll and second operation roll, and a chuck. Some seaming machines have two first operation rolls and two-second operation rolls and a few machines use a method called “rail seaming” which requires no rolls.

During the seaming operation, the can-end is lowered on to the filled can-body and held down by the chuck, which acts as an anvil to the seaming operation.

The first operation roll then engages the can end against the can body thereby folding the end curl around the flange of the body. In some seaming machines, this is done as the can is turning at high speed. In other seaming machines, the can is stationary and the first operation roll (or rolls) spins around several times to ensure a complete first operation. After the first operation is complete, the first operation roll disengages from the can and the second operation roll then engages the can.

The purpose of the second operation is to iron out the double seam into its final shape and remove the voids between the layers of can and end material. In practice, ironing out all of the cans and end material in a double seam without leaving some voids is impossible without the use of a sealing compound.

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What is a Tin Can?2019-02-26T06:55:49+00:00

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 can?

Tin cans are containers most commonly used in commercial production, to package or store items like food or other products. ‘Tin cans’, also known as ‘tins’; ‘steel cans’; ‘cans’; and ‘steel packaging’, are made of a metal material that is easy to cut, such as aluminium or tinplate steel

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Metal Tin Can Lids, Ends & Closures2019-03-04T07:10:21+00:00

Metal Tin Can Lids

Metal Lids, Ends & Closures for Food Tin Cans

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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 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 Open End (EOE) closure. The EPOL is easier to open and to produce than the EOE closure and consists of two parts: the protact ring and the alufix. The protact ring is made of polymer coated steel and the alufix is an aluminium foil, which is often coated with a peelable PolyPropylene (PP) layer. The polymer layers of protact and alufix are heat sealed together, achieving an airtight closure.

Alufix makes opening a can child’s play! Can It’s peelable lid for sealing onto tinplate rings provides the can with a safe and convenient closure solution. With its aluminium layer, Alufix offers the best possible protection for dry products.

Easy Open Ends | Metal Pull-Ring Lids | EZO LIDS / EOE 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 the EOE can be gold lacquered or clear lacquered. Our EZO lids are printed with opening instructions. Many of our customers purchase easy open ends with their logo printed on outside of these Can Ends, this requires a certain order quantity. Such printed Can ends are commonly used to increase brand awareness and for running promotion campaigns.

Inside of the Easy Open Covers is usually lacquered. The type of internal lacquer can be epoxy phenolic, organosol or aluminized as per customer request and end application. The colour of internal lacquer can be Gold or Clear. All the lacquers used in our lids are approved by relevant authorities.

Plain End Lids | Open Top Cans with Lids | Food Can 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 lids which are made of the same material as the tin can itself.  Suitable to be branded and printed with your custom design, these lids are great for promotional and marketing use.

Paint Can Lids | Triple Tite Metal Lids | TT Lids / RL Lids

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 more easy to re(open) than an RL closure.

The performance/tightness of the Tripe Tite closure is similar to the RL closure. The TT closure is less closed than an RL closure. For good air-tightness, we advise turning the tin cans upside down after filling, that the air-tightness off the lid/ring connection will be optimal.

  • The TT closure has a flat lid.
  • The TT lid falls in the rim of the tin.
  • The TT closure is used mainly on the professional market.

Plastic Tin Can Lids | Resealable Plastic Lids| SC Lids / LDPE Lids

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 forget to add these to your order. These lids make the cans completely resealable and air-tight for keeping your contents fresh and new.

Take note: these lids will only fit once the tins have been sealed or the sharp edges of the tin have been rolled down. Before the tin is sealed, the diameter is wider and will not fit the lids. To have these lids custom printed or moulded would require a large order quantity.

Can I seal tin cans myself?2019-03-04T08:40:02+00:00

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 with guaranteed regular orders – it will cost you more to do it yourself.

If however you still want to seal tin cans yourself, send us an enquiry regarding this. We have various options available, depending on your product.

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Can the tins be printed with my design?2019-03-04T09:20:18+00:00

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 stylish. We’ll deliver a product you will be proud to use.

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Can you source the contents I need?2019-03-04T09:30:47+00:00

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 functions.

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Sealed Cans with My product or gift inside2019-03-04T09:44:42+00:00

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 displaying your brand wherever our cans are found.

Sealed Cans with My product or gift inside

Can I supply my own contents for sealing?

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Can I supply my own unique design for the tins?2019-01-24T09:34:53+00:00

 Absolutely, you CAN! 

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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 product promotion. We specialize in the manufacturing and supply of custom tin boxes that turn heads, beg to be touched and held, that increase perceived value and clearly set your product, in its custom tin packaging, apart from the competition.

Can you create a custom design for my tins?2019-01-22T10:20:27+00:00

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 Can It’s custom tin boxes and containers. Branded tins are never thrown away and your clients will always keep it as a sentimental token of your care and concern for them.

There’s simply no better way to package your launch and promotion than Can It!

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Simple Steps to Success

  1. Choose the can size that you need
  2. Choose the closure type that you need (Peel-Off, Plain End or Pull-Ring)
  3. Design your label, or we can design it for you
  4. Can It packages your product inside
  5. Can It seals the cans with your chosen closure
  6. Can It brands / prints your cans
  7. Finished Cans get boxed (protective packaging)
  8. Cans are delivered to your door. Impress, Intrigue and Delight even your toughest clients!
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Uses

  • Corporate Gift Tins

  • Jelly Bean Tins

  • Coffee Cans

  • Candle Cans

  • Sweet Tins

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  • Metal Tin Cans

  • Tin Can Lids

  • Tin Can Manufacturer

  • Food Cans

  • Canning Company

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