Spiral wound can manufacturing is an old art. The early cans were used primarily for dry products such as salt and cereals. During World War II the metal shortage precipitated the manufacture of spiral-wound composite paint cans. With the end of the war, this not too successful container reverted to its original metal construction — but a seed had been planted and development continued until, during the 1950’s, the composite biscuit conister became a reality. In 1961, many separate developments led to the award-winning orange juice concentrate can introduced by H. P. Hood and Sons.
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