Beverage Can Standards

The CMI Voluntary Can and End Dimension Reference Manual* is a compilation of technical information developed by committees of the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI). Intended for use by CMI members and other interested industry representatives, this publication is available to the public as a service of the Can Manufacturers Institute. Links to a sampling of the information contained in the manual are provided below.

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202 Beverage Can and End Specifications

Curl Diameter2.340 ± .006
Curl Height*0.080 ± .005
Curl Opening Diameter2.270 Min.
Countersink Depth0.270 ± .005
Countersink Radius0.020 Ref.
Countersink Diameter1.913 Ref.
Chuck Wall Angle12° Ref.
Panel Height0.090 ± .005
End Flange Width0.215 Ref.
*BMC .083 Nominal

Body Outside Diameter*2.602 ± .007
Flange Radius0.050 Ref.
Flange Width0.082 ± .008
Flange Can Height4.812 ± .015
Flange Diameter2.255 Max.
Neck Plug Diameter2.063 ± .007
Neck Seaming Clearance0.120 Min.
Headspace0.470 ± .020
*ANC 2.600 Nominal

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