Our product consists of a standard beverage can lid that has been modified to have a larger opening and then fitted with our proprietary mechanism.
The mechanism consists of a rotating lever with a tamper-evident feature, a pivoting disk that opens and closes the opening in the lid, a thin support structure on the underside of the lid and integrated elastomeric seals. This mechanism fits standard lid sizes (200, 202, 206, 209) and standard can bodies and can run on standard filling lines. The lid assembly is flat and stacks neatly for automated production.
Like the elastomeric seal on a standard can, our solution uses plastic and elastomeric components, but at a low enough volume that the aluminum can still be recycled in standard recycling centers.