Technology

Leading Edge Technology

Our manufacturing technology is based on processes developed in Japan by Daiwa Can Company for their aluminum “New Bottle Can” for beverages. The DSC version, adapted to steel and aimed at the aerosol market, has its own proprietary advantages.

Our technological innovation comes not just from our can manufacturing platform, but from the unique laminated steel material we use to produce cans for our customers. Every coil of tin-free steel we use is delivered to DS Containers with a thin layer of PET laminated to each side of the coil. This material provides for optimal forming performance and produces cans of the highest integrity for customers.

The highly versatile PET laminated steel substrate compliments our modern manufacturing equipment platform which was designed to maximize uptime and efficiency at each forming and decorating process. Laminated coils are fed into our manufacturing process and converted, through our can-forming and printing processes, into a fully assembled, decorated can in about 20 minutes. Innovation in manufacturing sets DS Containers apart and is a key advantage to our ability to provide unparalleled quality and consistency in the cans we produce daily.

Because we have two decorators on each line, the changeover from one label to another is almost instantaneous.

Our operations are clean, efficient and streamlined to reduce waste and downtime and provide for outstanding responsiveness to our customer’s needs. Efficiency was designed into every aspect of our operating platform and processes from the outset. DSC customers don’t have to wait 6 to 10 weeks for their cans. We have maintained a 2-week lead time for orders since the day we started making the most advanced aerosol cans available to the industry.

As much as we like to discuss the technological advances in our manufacturing technology, we believe that seeing is believing. We welcome customers into our facility to see firsthand how DS Containers leverages our modern manufacturing lines to produce cans of the highest quality and integrity.

Lean Manufacturing Principles In Effect

Eliminates Waste

Eliminates Waste

Elimination of typical can manufacturing process wastes; overproduction, transportation (between plants/processes), waiting (between plants/processes), inventory/work in process, motion/energy, over processing, and defects 

Less Production Steps

Less Production Steps

Eliminates many of the steps necessary in the production of three-piece cans 

Fast Throughput

Fast Throughput

Is rated to run significantly faster than three-piece and aluminum

No Untrained Personnel

No Untrained Personnel

Automation and lean manufacturing techniques reduce the need for untrained personnel, unlike traditional can manufacturing

Poka Yoke

Poka Yoke

Significantly improves can quality, both by design and through process control

Less Scrap

Less Scrap

Less scrap than traditional three-piece can manufacturing

SMED/Quick Changeover

SMED/Quick Changeover

In-line dual decorators require far less setup time for changing from one label to another

Less Energy

Less Energy

Eliminates energy consumed for transportation of work-in-process (WIP) materials between 3-piece can work centers

Coiled Steel

Coiled Steel

Convert coiled steel to a finished decorated can in approximately 20 minutes, virtually eliminating work-in-process inventory and maintaining flexibility for our customers

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