FAQ – Aluminum

Commonly Asked Questions

How many colors can I have in my designs?

We have the capability to print up to 8 different colors of your choosing on any design. Our process is dry-offset, so there are no process colors (we will not mix two or more colors on the press to achieve a color) each color is set to the customer's specification.

Do you have hexachrome?

No, we do not utilize 6 (or 4) color process on the press. We offer up to 8 different custom colors of your choosing

Are DSC cans free of BPA, Conflict Minerals and Heavy Metals?

Our aluminum can and linings are free of BPA, Conflict Minerals (such as tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold) and Heavy Metals (specifically lead, cadmium, mercury and hexavalent chromium). Furthermore, our can is also free of BADGE, NOGE and BFDGE.

Are DSC aluminum cans approved for food contact?

Poly-Clear Lining yes.

What is 2Q?

DOT-2Q is a classification for certain aerosol cans that adhere to specific dimensional, material, manufacture, wall thickness, testing, and marking requirements. The DOT-2Q certification is the highest among the three classifications; non-specification, DOT-2P, and DOT-2Q.

What is buckle/burst?

This refers to the pressure required to cause permanent deformation (buckle) or bursting of an aerosol can.

What is buckle/burst for 2Q?

All DOT-2Q cans are required to withstand a minimum of 180 psig without buckle and 270 psig without burst.

What EU ratings do you offer for aluminum?

All of our aluminum cans meet up to the 15bar EU rating requirements.

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