Food 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. CMI does not provide either an expressed or implied warranty as to their viability or accuracy.

Dimensional Food Can Standards

NAMEDIMENSIONSTotal Capacity, avoir oz. of Water at 68degFNo. 2 Can Equivalent
6Z202 x 3086.080.295
8Z Short211 x 3007.930.386
8Z Tall211 x 3048.680.422
No. I (Picnic)211 x 40010.940.532
No. 211 Cylinder211 x 41413.560.660
No. 300300 x 40715.220.741
No. 300 Cylinder300 x 50919.400.945
No. I Tall301 x 41116.700.813
No. 303303 x 40616.880.821
No. 303 Cylinder303 x 50921.861.060
No. 2 Vacuum307 x 30614.710.716
No. 2307 x 40920.551.000
Jumbo307 x 51025.801.2537
No. 2 Cylinder307 x 51226.401.284
No. 1.25401 x 20613.810.672
No. 2.5401 x 41129.791.450
No. 3 Vacuum404 x 30723.901.162
No. 3 Cylinder404 x 70051.702.515
No. 5502 x 51059.102.8744
No. 10603 x 700109.435.325
The capacity of a 16-oz. glass jar is approximately No. 303 tin can.
The capacity of a No. 2.5 glass jar is approximately the same as the No. 2.5 tin can.

202 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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