Unit_4_-_Metal_Packaging (4)

Unit_4_-_Metal_Packaging (4) - which doesn’t require...

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Notice some of the terminology in the images of cans above. Parts to understand for this course are the canner’s end, canner’s seam, body, body/side seam, manufacturer’s end, manufacturer’s seam, flange, and beads. The beads add “hoop strength” and help prevent paneling collapse during exposure to pressure differentials, such as those that occur during thermal processing. The manufacturer’s end is usually the bottom; however, when a three-piece can with an easy-open end is made, the can manufacturer puts on the most difficult end, which is the one with the easy-opening feature. This way, the filler only has to cope with the “ordinary” end,
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Unformatted text preview: which doesn’t require quite as careful handling, etc. 7. The cans and can ends are packed for delivery to the customer who will fill them. a) The most common method for handling the empty cans is bulk packaging on pallets. The cans are packed in layers on the pallet that are separated by sheets of paperboard. The stack is banded together or wrapped with plastic to stabilize the load. b) Can ends are packed in paper tubes and shipped to the customer. The ends may be manufactured by a different company than the cans. 4. 7...
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