Open Top sector produces food cans and, although it was operative for almost two centuries, it is in continuous technological development.
Companies are based in the areas where the most important canning factories are situated as Campania Region for tomato products and Emilia Region for tomato and legumes.
Next to canned vegetables, the main employment sectors are tuna, cooking oil and pet food.
It is the sectorwith the most complex and refines technology, in which continuous innovations allowed a Co2 emission reduction of 31% from 2006 to 2016.
The aluminium beverage can, thanks to more sustainable production processes, is increasingly used in sectors where plastic was utilized and it represents the real highlight for its market and image potential.
It is about steel containers intended to be used for paint, varnish and lubricating oil industry.
Companies of this sector, mostly diffused in the North of Italy, offer a wide variety of containers of different shapes, sizes and capacity: cylindrical and rectangular cans, tin boxes for food specialities, liqueurs, sweets, gift articles etc.
Conical and cylinder large steel drums, with a capacity up to 240 litres, are predominantly destined for oil and chemical sector but it shouldn’t be overlooked the food sector, where an innovative cone-shaped drum is utilized. In certain cases, steel drum can be reused different times after has been clean again; when his cycle gave out it can be recycled.
Tinplate or aluminium aerosols are used in cosmetic and food products and for insecticides, medicine, paints, etc.
This type of containers uses propellants that are not harmful to the environment ensuring ease of handling.
Metal closures include the traditional crown corks and different types of capsules for bottles and small glass containers. As precious accessories for packaging of a wide variety of food and beverage products, they guarantee hygiene and security.