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METAL CONTAINERS

SUMMARY A script is shown, which may have a didactic use, which presents the basic ideas that give content to the metal industry.   INDEX -          1º.- UTILIZATION OF COATED STEELS: THE CONTAINERS -          2nd.- FUNDAMENTAL FUNCTIONS OF A CONTAINER -         ...

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Tomás Somohano Gómez

This Spanish engineer was born in Mexico in 1927. From Asturias, his father had emigrated to that country claimed by a relative who had business in it. He studied in Mexico, later moving to the United States, where he worked in Boulder Dam (Colorado) and General...

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Peter Durand

We are in the early nineteenth century in England. The country is experiencing a development of machinery that gives its industry the impetus that ensures economic and financial hegemony. On the other hand and despite having lost its great colony of North America,...

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Nicolás Appert

Nicolás Appert was born on November 17, 1749 in Chalons in French Champagne. His father had an inn under the name of "Cheval Blanc". In 1750 he settled with his family in the "Hotel du Palais" in Chalons. Nicolás learns there the job of cook and confectioner. After...

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Luis Pasteur

He was born in Dôle, France in 1822. His childhood was spent among animal skins since his father, who had been a soldier in Napoleon's army, had set up a tannery workshop when he moved into civilian life. Perhaps his contacts with the chemical products his father used...

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Lázaro Spallanzani

Anyone who knows today a modern canning factory or production of metal containers will wonder what this industry has to do with a clergyman of the century of lights, professor of philosophy and Greek. For a leafy tree to reach its fullness, first we must begin...

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Ernie Fraze

The movement of opening a can of beer when on Sunday afternoon we are watching a football game at home on TV or uncovering a can of sardines a day of hiking in the countryside, has become a reflex movement of the hand, as normal as tying shoelaces or brushing teeth....

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APERTIZATION

THE APERTIZATION: A MODERN TECHNOLOGY Nicolás Appert's invention of food preservation by the action of heat is known as apertización. The ingenious invention was the basis of the modern industry of the conservation of packaged foods. It gave rise to the metal industry...

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EQUIVALENCE BETWEEN RULES

 ISO International standard  IN Rule European UNE Spanish standard GENERAL 9000 2000 9000 2000 9000 2000 9000-1 1994 9000-1 1994 9000-1 1994 9000-3 1997 9000-3 1997 9000-3 1998 9001 2000 9001 2000 9001 2000 9002 1994 9003 1994 9004 2000 14001 1996 14001 1996 14001...

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RULES UNE

The UNE Norms are the Spanish national technical standards. The origin of the name UNE comes from "A SPANISH NORM". These standards, like the rest of the technical standards, are voluntary. We must differentiate them from technical regulations, whose compliance is...

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TECHNICAL RECOMMENDATIONS SEFEL

The abbreviations SEFEL mean "European Secretariat of Manufacturers of Light Metallic Packaging". It is a European organization founded in 1959 with its head office in France representing the packaging industry and the metal capsules of the countries of the European...

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EUROPEAN STANDARDS

The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) carries out standardization work that covers all technical sectors, with the exception of the electrotechnical field. The role of this non-profit organization is to create European standards that promote the...

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ISO STANDARDS

The "International Standarization Organization" (ISO) is based in Geneva and is an entity that develops standardization worldwide. It includes a federation of national bodies that are in charge of standardization in each country. Some examples of them are: AFNOR...

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AUTOMATIC ALIGNER OF BATTERY COVERS

SUMMARY This device is an automatic device for aligning the punched pieces, in their proper position, on the press output conveyor, and stacking them later.   INTRODUCTION The upper end or cover of the batteries - dry electric batteries - is the element that...

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RETURN OF PACKAGES

SUMMARY In the metal sector, the filler returns to the manufacturer the packaging used in the transport and storage of the containers. To perform this task in a simple and efficient way, it is convenient to apply a series of measures that are developed in this...

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CONSERVATION UTILITIES

Contrary to what many people believe, canned preserves do not have preservatives, because they do not need them, as oil and wine do not need them, so the food, whether fish, vegetable or meat, remains pure and unalterable, yet its nutritional value, energy and protein...

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A LANCE IN FAVOR OF PACKAGING

The years of the seventies are far away, when the green flag was waved by marginal groups encouraged by the latest derivations of the ideological drunkenness that dominated a part of European youth. Fortunately, environmentalism in most cases is serious and...

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THE AEROSOL CONTAINERS AND THE OZONE

SUMMARY The industry of the packaging of products in the form of aerosols has lived a critical period, because it was attributed to a large extent to be guilty of the deterioration of atmospheric ozone. This was a half-truth, which today clearly results. This article...

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CAN? BOAT? CONTAINER?

When we try to talk - or write - about the products manufactured by the metal industry and used by the canning industry, a question frequently arises. What noun should be used to designate them? Can? Boat? Container? It is usual to use either of them indiscriminately....

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TIN

The metal packaging industry has tinplate as the most important raw material. This material although it is based on the characteristics of steel, however its most significant component is tin, metal that contributes to it its properties of resistance to corrosion,...

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THE PEWTER A LITTLE KNOWN METAL

SUMMARY                        Relative of tinplate, the use of pewter is linked to an ancient craft tradition. Its properties lend themselves to being a good vehicle for art. INTRODUCTION Often those beautiful chandeliers that we sometimes see in a shop window and...

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MAIN QUALITIES OF CANS

Do materials for steel-based packaging belong to the past or the future? When dealing with this Web frequently, the most common problems that arise in the use of cans, can lead to think that they are already inadequate means. On the contrary, having been advised on...

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THE BRIEF HISTORY OF THE METAL PACKAGING

INTRODUCTION In another article published on this website the history of metallic packaging has been described in an extensive way. Now we intend to summarize in a few lines the same, for those who may need it as an introduction to other jobs linked to this industry....

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