A tab is used to open beer/beverage can ends and food can ends. The tab has one or more arcuate strips that are provided on a surface of the tab proximate to a peripheral surface of the tab where the one or more arcuate strips have been formed further into a preselected portion of curled or hemmed portions of the tab. Tooling for the manufacture of the tab is also provided. A method for manufacturing the tab is additionally provided as well.

Title
Tooling and method for the manufacture of a tab with coin precurl for improved curl formation
Application Number
12/571847
Publication Number
20100021270
Application Date
October 1, 2009
Publication Date
January 28, 2010
Inventor
Mark Richard Mitchell
Sidney
OH, US
Craig Allen McEldowney
Russia
OH, US
Agent
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott
PA, US
Assignee
Stolle Machinery Company
IPC
B21D 37/08
B21D 51/38
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