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.

Hemmed Cans

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.