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FTP Engineering

Product: Re – closeable can
Project type: Design
Client type: Startup/inventor

FTP worked closely with a startup to develop a re-closeable and drip proof can lid. This is useful for larger drinks and energy drinks where the consumer typically does not wish to consume all of the contents at once. All components are 100% fully recyclable aluminum. Oceanic plastic waste will be reduced because re-closeable cans mimic the function of plastic bottles. FTP supervised the fabrication of quasi functional soft aluminum prototypes that clearly communicate the concept to ultra-high volume manufacturers and investors.

Sealed as delivered
Break seal
Consumer rotates tab, breaking seal
Consumer rotates tab back to open
Consumer closes can but does not reseal