C2C: Coil-To-Can

Since 2001, EXAL has been the recognized leader in aluminum beverage bottles. Our innovative, proprietary Coil-to-Can (C2C) technology results in lightweight, sustainable aluminum beverage bottle and cans that deliver maximum shelf impact and efficient manufacturing. C2C technology is a combination of technical development and market insight fueled by consistent investment.

The Emergence of C2C, a Story of Sustainability

EXAL made its first investment in C2C technology in 2001 and since that time has invested more than $30 million USD in proprietary technology that marries the manufacturing speed and light weighting of standard beverage can technology with the dynamic shaping technology of impact extruded container manufacturing. When aluminum beverage bottles were first introduced, existing manufacturing processes were neither high speed nor efficient, limiting the use of aluminum bottles to short runs and promotional bottles. In 2008, EXAL’s C2C technology addressed cost and also sustainability limitations of aluminum bottles with commercial success. With C2C technology, EXAL is able to produce lightweight aluminum bottles made from 50-60% post-consumer recycled aluminum content that are resealable without plastic sleeves. The internal can liners are also environmentally friendly and 100 percent BPA free.

Infinitely Recyclable

Aluminum is an infinitely recyclable material, meaning that a recycled aluminum bottle can become an aluminum bottle again without a loss in package performance. In terms of sustainability, aluminum bottles and cans are very desirable in the recycling stream as the use of recycled aluminum requires only five percent of the energy required to manufacture virgin aluminum. C2C realizes the intrinsic benefits and sustainability of aluminum packaging. Lighter weight aluminum bottles also results in fewer carbon based transport emission throughout the entire supply chain.

C2C Highlights

  • Lowest Cost technology for aluminum bottles 
  • Made from 3000 series alloy with post consumer content up to 65%* 
  • About 30% lighter than impact extruded bottles 
  • High speed manufacturing using drawn and wall ironed technology 
  • Full body shaping 
  • 360-degree dry offset printing 
  • Dent resistant: 3000 series alloy has flex memory 
  • Major expansion in C2C underway: two 400 cpm lines

* Dependent on actual consumer recycling rates of packages using 3000 series alloy

(2) C2C Lines with the following capability

  • Current Diameters: 53mm and 59mm 
  • 8 -12 oz.
  • 28mm and 38mm formed thread finishes
  • Full Range of Ready To Drink Sizes: 8 oz to 16 oz 
  • 28mm, 38mm, pry off crown and other industry standard finishes

Contact Us about lightweight, sustainable C2C bottles and containers.