Innovative aerosol can makes debut
First tin monobloc design aerosol can provides cost savings.
June 9, 2014
by Canadian Packaging Staff
At this year’s METPACK (May 6-10, 2014 in Essen, Germany) LANICO presented the SteeloCare can, the first tinplate monobloc design aerosol can.
The innovative cans have been developed in a technology alliance with the packaging steel producer ThyssenKrupp Rasselstein of Andernach, Germany and the press manufacturer Schuler Pressen of Göppingen, Germany. The SteeloCare features a completely monobloc look with excellent printing quality and surface feel, as well as seamless printed impression.
A technique developed by LANICO for the first time permits inner seaming of the can. A visible bottom fold is not required. The SteeloCare can is very stable and reaches the 18 bar classification and burst pressures of more than 25 bar without difficulty.
Furthermore, the tinplate can is 100 percent recyclable and does not need any lubricants. Extensive cleaning is no longer required.
LANICO technical director Michael Kaufmann, describes the aerosol can’s benefits: “While developing this can, we optimized all successive and interrelated processes together with ThyssenKrupp Rasselstein and Schuler. Machine employment and tool use have been minimized and corrosion stability is extremely high.
“Thanks to the steel material developed by ThyssenKrupp Rasselstein, the can bodies by Schuler and the LANICO inner fold application our customers receive an optimum system with guaranteed functionality and performance.”
In cooperation with ThyssenKrupp Rasselstein and Schuler, LANICO managed to engineer a complete can making solution that permits standardization of semi-finished parts—standardization generates significant cost advantages.
For almost 100 years LANICO Maschinenbau Otto Niemsch GmbH, based in Braunschweig, Germany, has produced various forms of innovative packaging machines for the can making and canning industry. Today LANICO is among the leaders in the field of general line can equipment—particularly for the production of aerosol and rectangular cans, and is one of the leading suppliers of necking, flanging and seaming machines as well as complete production lines.
For more information on LANICO’s entire product range in various languages, including Chinese and Russian, see www.lanico.de.