Drawn & Ironed (D&I) Technology
Drawn & Ironed (D&I) can manufacturing, also referred to as a coil-to-can process, has been utilized for decades in the production of aluminum beverage cans and more recently for the production of aluminum “bottle cans” for beverages.
DSC saw an opportunity to combine current D&I can production technology with the shoulder and curl forming processes used to produce aerosol cans to innovate the aluminum aerosol container.
D&I technology provides the benefit of production efficiencies that cannot be attained in other aluminum aerosol manufacturing processes. DSC harnesses the ability to produce aluminum aerosol cans at speeds of up to 1,200 cans per minute through a modular line layout that utilizes multiple print decorator and neck-shoulder shaping machines.
Our technological innovation comes not just from our manufacturing platform, but from the unique coils of 3104 aluminum alloy used to produce our cans. The aluminum coils are sourced in the United States and provide for inherent recycled aluminum content in our cans. DSC has realized a goal of 50% average recycled aluminum content in the cans we produce with this material.
DSC has realized a goal of 50% average recycled aluminum content in the cans we produce with this material.
Our operations are designed to reduce waste and downtime and to provide for outstanding responsiveness to our customer’s needs. The modular layout of our process brings efficiencies to our
operating platform that allow DSC to offer 4 week lead-times to customers that choose our aluminum aerosol cans.
As much as we like to share the benefits of our process and materials used to produce aluminum aerosol cans we believe that seeing is believing. We welcome customers into our facility to see firsthand how DS Containers leverages our modern manufacturing approach to produce aluminum cans of the highest quality and integrity.