The project aims to facilitate the development of a wide range of shaping possibilities for steel food, beverage and aerosol canisters. The requirement to innovate in terms of shape responds to increasing consumer demands for attractive and differentiated packaging in these sectors, and to the concurrent move towards brand reinforcement via packaging which is a key goal for retailers and fillers. Such developments will allow steel based containers to compete more effectively with alternative systems. The objectives of the project are to utilise and further develop the existing computational tools available to the partners in order to provide an industry standard simulation capability to aid decision making in the optimal design of shaped can forming operations. The main project output will take the form of a validated computational decision support system, which will permit modelling of the entire manufacturing process for shaped steel cans.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
1951 JZ Velsen Noord
SA13 2NG Port Talbot
72206 La Fleche