Composite Cans: 1001 Applications


The process of storing food in containers goes back thousands of years to ancient civilizations. In modern times, it is Frenchman Philippe de Girard who is credited with the invention of the tin can, and British merchant Peter Durand who patented the concept in 1810. Tin cans are still a staple today on most grocery store shelves and widely used to seal and preserve liquid based foods of all sorts. But the king of the food isle for advertising, storing and dispensing dry goods it definitely the composite can. And unlike tin cans, boxes or bags, composite cans are used for a wide variety of practical purposes in many different food and none-food sectors.

If you take a minute to visit the “Possibilities” section of the Canfab website, you will discover that composite cans are used in very obvious dry food products (ex. nuts, powders, sugars, salts, coffees and snacks) as well as some not so obvious products. What you will find is that composites are also great vessels for packaging other products such as: cosmetics, toys, cleaning solutions, oils and greases, lawn care chemicals and even wines and spirits, just to name a few. The various container sizes/shapes, top/bottom configurations, seals and labelling options available on composite cans are virtually limitless.

When we were kids, we all remember playing with “Play Doh” that came in composite cans. And as adults, trying to figure out what was in that can-shaped wrapped gift under the tree … that turned out to be your favorite perfume or “shocks in a tub”. And what about your green thumb? Many grass seeds, plant fertilizers and dry weed control agents are THE packaging of choice because of their “hand-friendly” shape and easy to dispense capabilities. Finally, although our go-to “picker-upper” drink is not dispensed in a composite can, it is often gift packaged in a can to make it stand out from the crowd on a busy retail shelves.

So, there you have it. Why hesitate? Call us today (1-888- 5-CANFAB) or contact Bailey online at See how Canfab can do wonders for your product with a simple but highly effective packaging solution like a composite can.