CanPedia

Here is a glossary of terms for your canmaking needs

NOTE: CANPEDIA WILL BE UPDATED CONTINUOUSLY.

TermDefinition/Description
BlankA pre-cut metal sheet that is trimmed/sheared to a specified size will form the body of cans.
CoaterA roller machine that applies lacquer to coils or sheets.
Coil Linea. Machine used for sheet metal fabrication.
b. Machine used to manage metal coils for coating or cutting.
LacquerA solvent-based, clear protective layer applied on metal surfaces for corrosion protection, to limit the interaction between the can itself and the food product, and to avoid discolouration of food product pigments packed inside the can.
Metal Coila. Sheet metal rolled from slab or ingot that has been wound into a coiled roll.
b. The most efficient way to store and transport sheet metal.
Metal SheetMetal that has been cut from a metal coil, formed by an industrial process into thin, flat pieces, and sheared to form blanks.
RivetThe drawn part from the can end where the tab is attached ensuring end integrity.
SlittingProcess of cutting a sheet of metal into narrower strips.
TinplateThin sheet steel with a very thin coating of metallic tin.
Tin-Free SteelChromium-coated steel. Because it is used in food cans just like tin plates, it ironically is classified as a tin mill product.
UV CuringA photochemical process that instantly dries or sets inks, coatings or adhesives using high-intensity ultraviolet light.

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