As an upgraded version of Easy Open Cover (EOE), Easy Peel Cover (POE) is easier to tear because it uses a softer aluminum foil or composite film as the tearing part. In addition, it is not easy to cut hands, which is safer.
Since its launch, its application range has become increasingly extensive, from the earliest dry food packaging such as infant milk powder and coffee, to the current high-temperature cooking and sterilization packaging in many food segments such as fish, meat, fruits and vegetables, and health food. superior. At the same time, product types are becoming more and more abundant, and the appearance of transparent plastic film easy-tear covers has broken the long-standing situation that opaque aluminum foil easy-tear covers have dominated the world.
Online anti-corrosion of incisions has become one of the pain points in the industry
Cooking-resistant and easy-to-tear lids, as the name suggests, means that after the easy-to-tear lids and the filled can body are sealed, they need to withstand high temperature and high pressure sterilization. Therefore, the sealing strength and corrosion resistance of such lids must meet higher requirements.
The presence of the extraction hole resulted in an internal cut in the lid. In the past, the incision was hidden by the inner crimping method and had a sufficient closed lap width, which to a certain extent could prevent the liquid from immersing into the inside of the roll and corrode after high-temperature sterilization, and then spread to the outside of the roll, thus causing metal ions to penetrate into the food. , affecting the flavor and quality of the contents. However, the above methods cannot completely isolate the erosion of corrosive liquids or gases, and are not safe for highly corrosive products such as high acidity, high sulfur, and high chlorine. This safety concern limits the application of cooking-resistant and easy-tear lids in the canning industry.
Although the easy-tear cover production equipment has been relatively mature as early as the 1990s, due to the problems of cooperation between equipment manufacturers, developers and users, and the inability to match the production speed, the production of equipment is restricted due to reasons such as cooking resistance. There has never been an ideal solution for the easy-tear lid online anti-corrosion technology, which has led to its long-term limited application in the field of retort and sterilization products, which has become one of the technical pain points hindering the development of the industry.
As a professional enterprise dedicated to the R&D and production of easy-tear cover production equipment, Hangzhou Shangjing Machinery Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has so far provided more than 100 easy-tear cover production equipment to global customers. After years of R&D and trial production, we took the lead in 2018 The industry has successfully developed an easy-tear cover production line equipped with online anti-corrosion technology (code name SUPER-SEAL), and applied for relevant national patents, and the company has also stood on the trend of the times.
The online anti-corrosion technology of the incision includes two methods: touch-up coating and in-line glue injection, so as to adapt to different easy-to-tear products.
The basic production process of the easy-tear cap production line equipped with the incision online repair coating technology includes: drop cap – punching – deep drawing – online repair coating – drying – hemming – preheating – punching aluminum foil pre-sealing – sealing – Embossing.
In-line touch-up is accomplished by transfer printing or airbrush spraying (Figure 3). Its working principle is: repaint on the cut surface after deep drawing, so that it is closed by paint to avoid rust and corrosion.
The basic production process of the easy-tear cap production line equipped with incision inline glue injection technology includes: drop cap – punching – deep drawing – online glue injection – pre-drying – hemming – preheating – punching aluminum foil pre-sealing – sealing – Embossing.
In-line glue injection is achieved with a high-speed glue gun (Figure 4). The working principle is that sealant is injected into the inner wall of the deep-drawn cover ring, and the cut surface is embedded in the sealant after crimping, so as to avoid the corrosion of the cut caused by the infiltration of corrosive medium.
Completely matched speed It should be noted that the production speed of the two incision online anti-corrosion solutions is 100~150 strokes/min, which is completely matched with the easy-tear cover production equipment.
The improved version of the cooking-resistant and easy-tear cover has unlimited application prospects
The incision on-line anti-corrosion technology will make the application of easy-tear lids more widely – breaking through the historical barriers previously applied to high-sulfur, high-acid, and high-chlorine canned foods, and also significantly improves the safety of easy-tear-off cans. The above-mentioned safe, beautiful, easy-to-open, and recyclable improved version of the retort-resistant and easy-to-tear lid is also expected to open up the incremental space for canned products, which in turn will promote the application of the retort-resistant and easy-to-tear lid in the canning industry, and eventually the two will form A virtuous circle.