The WORLD'S first
high performance
beverage can

For beverage innovators and craft creators, aTULC is redefining what's possible in can packaging.

aTULC

what is aTULC

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(Pronounced a-tul-k)

aTULC is a revolutionary can making technology for customers pursuing aluminum can packaging.

Developed by Toyo Seikan Group Holdings of Japan, aTULC manufacturing leverages a unique liner application method to create the world's most sustainable can making process.

Best of all, the resulting can is the only vessel of its kind - a high performance aluminum package benefitting corrosivity prone product types.

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LAST CAN STANDING

Double Shelf Life

aTULC is proven to more than double product shelf-life in hard-to-hold categories, including wine, cider, hydration, energy and RTD cocktails.

Consistent Flavor

With a polyester-resin based liner, aTULC harnesses the power of PET to better preserve flavor over longer periods of time.

Zero Scalping

Tested over 20 weeks, using Vertosa emulsions, aTULC experienced less than 2% potency loss with 0 cannabinoids in liner with active THC.
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Do you really know what your can Will withstand?

The following images are real photos from accelerated aging tests of product packaged in epoxy, BPANI and aTULC cans. They demonstrate how poor product compatibility and liner inconsistencies can result in corrosion impacting the overall integrity of the aluminum can. This type of excessive corrosion can lead to leaking cans, off flavors, added expense, unusable packaging runs, and at worst, consumption of materials you’d rather not drink. Why leave your consumer’s experience up to chance?
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Do you really know what your can Will withstand?

The following images are real photos from accelerated aging tests of product packaged in epoxy, BPANI and aTULC cans. They demonstrate how poor product compatibility and liner inconsistencies can result in corrosion impacting the overall integrity of the aluminum can. This type of excessive corrosion can lead to leaking cans, off flavors, added expense, unusable packaging runs, and at worst, consumption of materials you’d rather not drink. Why leave your consumer’s experience up to chance?

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A KEY DIFFERENCE IN THE PRODUCTION PROCESS

Pre-Coated Aluminum VS SPRAYED ON LINERS

Unlike conventional production methods, where BPANI and epoxy liners are applied internally through spray applications, the aTULC liner is rolled onto both sides of the aluminum can sheet prior to production. This ensures more consistent liner coverage both inside and outside the can, and all but guarantees superior quality, limiting the chances of corrosion.

Sustainability is also increased using pre-coated aluminum as the aTULC liner itself acts as the lubricant during the forming process. There is no need for harsh chemicals, large amounts of water, or subsequent wastewater treatment facilities within the plant.

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Designed with the toughest beverage categories in mind

aTULC thresholds accommodate a wider range of products, allowing traditionally hard-to-hold beverages to now thrive in aluminum cans.

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spirits
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Hydration
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energy drink

REGULATORY STATEMENTS

BPA-NI
a Bisphenol A non-intent product
aTULC cans comply with current requirements of California Proposition 65.

PFAS-NI
a per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances non-intent product
aTULC cans, coatings, and over-varnishes comply with PFAS-NI regulation(s).

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PRODUCT AVAILABILITY

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NEED LOWER VOLUMES?

American Canning offers a variety of aTULC items online including silver, white, gold, and black matte brite cans in 12oz and 16oz standard 211 body-diameter.

Order as few as one half-pallet per item with shipping in 1-2 business days.

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value of aTULC

It’s no secret that a high-performance can costs more than the typical BPANI and epoxy product offerings. But that’s just surface pricing. To truly discover the value of aTULC, its important to understand the cost of product compatibility, corrosion, and the resulting product loss. Not to mention, quantifying the value of better flavor, brand loyalty, and extended product shelf life.

American Canning has created an in-depth, step-by-step calculator to guide you through these considerations and help discover the true value of aTULC.

Frequent Answers

Do you supply aTULC ends?

Although it may seem surprising, due to differences in how ends are manufactured and how consistent beverage contact is/is not with each component of a can package, aTULC ends are not required. Across multiple studies and product types, standard BPANI ends have proven sufficient and offer cost savings.

What is the minimum order quantity?

Short answer: minimum order quantity is one truckload per item/SKU.  Longer answer: minimum order quantity depends on multiple variables including fill volume, can style and decoration.

What is the lead time?

Product lead time is dependent on multiple variables including whether an item is new or repeat and whether it is a contract item or being purchased as spot. In general, we advise allowing 12-16 weeks for new item setup and art approval. Lower volume, stock items are available to purchase online and ship within 1-3 business days.

Do you offer an extended product warranty?

Like any aluminum can, warranty is dependent on product compatibility testing. Contact our team to learn more about our testing process and capabilities, and to explore whether or not a product warranty would apply to your product(s).

Where can I return aTULC dunnage?

All dunnage return procedures, including return locations, are outlined online on our American Canning Dunnage Returns page.

Where can I order 12oz sleek aTULC cans?

Unfortunately, 12oz sleek cans are not yet available with aTULC technology. To subscribe to be kept up to date on new aTULC products offerings, click here.

How much does shipping cost?

All aTULC shipments are FOB Austin, Texas. For truckload shipments, feel free to quote using pickup postal code 78744. For less-than-truckload shipments, live rate quotes are available online at checkout on americancanning.com.

What do you mean by ‘hard-to-hold’ beverage categories?

Aluminum cans and traditional can liners were primarily created to hold soft drinks, lager beers, and other mainstream selections. As a result, not all beverage types have historically performed well in cans – they are ‘hard-to-hold’ – high ABV products, acidic ingredients, distilled spirits, salt, sulfites, emulsions and more. aTULC, with its high performance liner is best suited to help these types of beverages make their way into cans.

Can I get aTULC cans with digital print or shrink sleeves?

We are currently working with digital can printers to validate aTULC cans. DWS Printing offers aTULC for shrink-sleeved cans. Click here to stay up to date on low volume developments.

Where can I download a can spec sheet?

Product spec sheets for all aTULC cans are located online at americancanning.com. Here is a quick link to 12oz standard aTULC specs and 16oz standard aTULC specs.

Where can I get samples?

aTULC samples are free to request online, plus the cost of shipping to your delivery address. Samples are available as a mixed 4 pack, mixed 24 count case, or standard 24 count case of silver brites.

Do aTULC cans run on high speed lines?

Yes, aTULC cans have been validated on canning lines running at speeds as high as 2,200 cans per minute.

Where are aTULC cans produced?

aTULC cans are produced by American Canning at their headquarters in Austin, Texas.

Can you send me a quote?

Our sales team would love to work with you on an order of aTULC cans. Email cansales@americancanning.com to get started.

No packaging vessel better protects beverage than aTULC.