Anatomy of a Can
The structure of a can contributes to its look, safety and function. Learning all of the terms and possibilities is a daunting task.
Beads and Curls
Some features are added in order to strengthen such as beads in the side wall, throughout or near the top and/or bottom. The curl finishes the top of the can and rolls the raw edge under.
Finishing a can with a hem, just folds the metal over like folding paper instead of curling it under, leaving a rounded appearance. There are very few cans made by Independent Can with a hemmed edge. Our newest technology adds a bead and curl for better structure and sturdiness. The cans are more rigid and less flexible on the side walls.