TULC (Toyo Ultimate Can) is an eco-friendly can, manufactured by a newly developed process, formulated through reexamining traditional can manufacturing practices. Since the start of production in 1991, TULC has penetrated the Japanese market with 20% market share, approximately 7 billion cans.
At the first stage of TULC development, a life cycle assessment was introduced that resulted in lower CO2 emissions and zero water usage, of which are attributed to improvements in the materials and manufacturing processes.
Reduction of CO2 Emissions Lamination of polyester film on both the internal and external surfaces of TULC eliminates the inside spray coating process and the subsequent curing oven. As a result, emissions of CO2 are significantly reduced.
No Water Consumption TULC uses absolutely no water during its can forming process because it employs dry forming, a new forming method that does not require coolant.
TULC, the ultimate steel can and the starting point for other eco-friendly products
TULC, made of a steel sheet with polyester laminate on both sides, is manufactured using a dry forming method, thereby eliminating the use of lubricant. TULC is characterized by its white can bottom.
aTULC, an aluminum can based on the TULC concept
aTULC (Aluminum Toyo Ultimate Can) is a polyester-laminated aluminum can based on the TULC concept and is characterized by its high functionality and low environmental impact. aTULC is manufactured by the direct coating of an aluminum sheet with molten resin. This system, eliminating the need for the usual film making process, has been co-developed with Toyo Kohan, an affiliated company of Toyo Seikan.
TEC200, an advanced version of TULC is easy to open and drink from, and able to retain well the aroma of the contents
TEC200 (Toyo Seikan Environmental, Evolutional Can & Effectual Filling System) is a 200-ml steel can with a large opening and a resealing (cap) function. This is the most appropriate can for drinks such as coffee and cocoa, which need high-temperature sterilization, and liquid foods such as soup that contain solid ingredients.