ASTM D3061-97(2008)

    Standard Guide for Three-Piece Steel and Tinplate Straight-Wall and Necked-In Aerosol Cans


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    1. Scope

    1.1 In the interest of uniformity and quality, the aerosol industry has developed dimensional guidelines which are suggested for U.S. three-piece steel and tin-plate aerosol cans of straight-wall and necked-in design. Domestic can makers uniformly agreed to comply with these guidelines and were instrumental in their development. A series of standard methods and gages were also developed to uniformly determine specific dimensions. The tolerances established for these dimensions allow for can manufacturing and filling process variations.

    1.2 It is the purpose of this guide to provide a listing of currently manufactured aerosol can sizes as well as industry voluntary dimensional guidelines.

    1.3 Table 1 and Table 2 present the sales code diameter and height of straight-wall and necked-in three-piece aerosol cans. The units in parentheses are in SI format, an alternate reference using dimensions suggested by the Metric Working Group of the Can Makers Institute. They are based on International Organization for Standardization (ISO) inside diameters to the nearest whole millimetre. Can heights are based on heights over the double seam (CSMA Dimension D) converted to the nearest whole millimetre.

    1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    TABLE 1 Sales Code Height for Various Diameters of
    Straight-Wall Aerosol Cans (SI)

    202 (52 mm) by207.5 (60 mm) by211 (65 mm) by300 (73 mm) by
    214 ( 73)509 (141)413 (122)709 (192)
    306 ( 85)605 (160)600 (152)
    314 ( 98)701 (179)604 (158)
    406 (111)703 (182)612 (171)
    505 (134)708 (190)713 (198)
    509 (141)713 (198)908 (241)
    700 (177)
    708 (190)

    TABLE 2 Sales Code Height for Various Diameters of Necked-In Aerosol Cans (SI)

    111/112 by
    (45 mm)
    200/202 by
    (52 mm)
    202/205 by
    (57 mm)
    207.5/211 by
    (65 mm)
    211/214 by
    (70 mm)
    214 ( 73)214 ( 73)410 (117)413 (122) 315 (100)
    312 ( 95)314 ( 98)604 (158)604 (158) 413 (122)
    410 (117)406 (111)608 (165)612 (171) 714 (200)
    508 (139)509 (141)701 (179)713 (198) 804 (209)
    608 (165)514 (149)704 (184)1006 (263)
    700 (177)710 (193)
    708 (190)802 (206)
    803 (207)


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 55.130 (Aerosol containers)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 24121801(Aerosol cans)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D3061-97R08

    Citation Format

    ASTM D3061-97(2008), Standard Guide for Three-Piece Steel and Tinplate Straight-Wall and Necked-In Aerosol Cans, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2008, www.astm.org

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