Hermetic Cans

Benefits & Features

  • Airight
  • Long shelf life
  • Tamper resistant
  • May be vacuum packed
  • May be hot filled
  • Fluid containment
  • Straight or beaded sides
  • Durable
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Safe and sanitary package
  • Available lined or unlined
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Cans may be custom printed
  • Standard plain tin sizes ready to ship

Common Uses

  • Bulk Food Packaging
  • Candy & Confections Cans
  • Coffee Cans
  • Chemical Overpacks
  • Coatings Packaging
  • Emergency Food Packaging
  • Flavoring Paging
  • Lacquer Cans
  • Medical Supply Cans
  • Nut Cans
  • Oil Cans
  • Paint Cans
  • Powdered Mixes Packaging
  • Prepper Containers
  • Solvent Cans
  • Syrup Cans
  • Wax Cans

Extended Shelf Life

The shelf life of dry foods kept in hermetic tin cans is incredibly long compared to other storage methods. Rice, sugar, and many varieties of beans stored in properly sealed hermetic cans will store up to 30 years if left unopened. Once opened and sealed with a plastic or metal over cap these items will keep from 1-5 years. Dehydrated beef, ham, and sausage and freeze dried banana slices, blueberries, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, green beans, peach slices and potatoes will last up to 25 years in an unopened can and from 1 to 2 years once opened.

Several standard hermetic style cans with a variety of end options are available from Allstate Can Corporation. Many are in stock and ready to ship. Allstate has been providing hermetic style cans to small, medium and large canneries for more than 100 years.

Vacuum Pack

Perfectly airtight cans provide the ability to vacuum pack your product and are the preferred choice for hermetically sealed storage of emergency food, water and medical supplies keeping them safe from contamination. Food processing in tin is arguably the best way to preserve foods for long periods of time. Canning in tins is quick, easy, uses less energy, and is portable.

A machine called a double seamer is used for forming hermetic seals between the can cover and can body. Also known as seamers, sealers, or can closing machines, they are available from several manufacturers in a wide variety of models from simple table top hand-crank to fully automated canning machines.

Beaded and straight-sided options are available as well as seamed on plain ends or EZ Open style ends. Special interior and exterior coatings are available.