Who invented the first can in the world?

The answer is a French.

The French Revolution broke out in 1789, Napoleon 1 and the European powers were in fierce battle.

The French Revolution

Years of wars made food supply for the army more difficult, so the government ordered who could find a way to preserve food for a long time would be rewarded 12, 000 francs.

Appel

Do you know what the 12,000 francs mean at that time? Among those of contemporary Hugo’s works, the protagonist Jean Valjean earned 109 francs in 19 years of hard labor. And poor Fantine sold a front tooth for only 20 francs. Finally a young pastry chef named Appel won the big prize.

He invented the first glass bottle can in the world in 1805. The canned food culture sprang up in the West and the whole world due to the World War 11. The war spurred technological progress, also drove food development. The US army brought to the battlefield not only cigarettes, chocolates and beauty posters, and the famous “Spam Canned Luncheon Meat”.

He invented the first glass bottle can in the world in 1805. The canned food culture sprang up in the West and the whole world due to the World War 11. The war spurred technological progress, also drove food development. The US army brought to the battlefield not only cigarettes, chocolates and beauty posters, and the famous “Spam Canned Luncheon Meat”.

This canned food produced by The American Homer Food Company was the main source of protein in Allie food during World War 11 in 1937. Many American soldiers directly said “we would rather gnaw hard wood.”when talking about Spam canned food after eating for a long time, they got tired.

American allied people and armies were very fond of Spam canned food

But American allied people and armies were very fond of Spam canned food. When Khrushchev visited the United States in 1959, he confessed to American reporters if there was no canned food with U.S. aid, they really didn’t have anything to feed the Red Army.

Soft can——the history of the development of paper composite tube

In 1906, Kellogg Brothers was the first to use wax-coated heat-sealing paper for direct packaging. Corn breakfast chips was the first brand to use composite paper tube packaging.

Composite material entered the scene of packaging, winning a way for the rise of soft cans and composite cardboard tubes in the future.

Soft cans were invented in the United States in 1960, and used by military for the first time, then provided to the space agency in the Apollo space program.

Soft cans in the Apollo space program

E Revell&Sons was found in South London, UK, the first factory in the world to manufacture paper tubes and core, to set industrial foundation of cylindrical composite paperboard tubes formed by spiral winding.

manufacture paper tubes

During the second world war, resin and bitumen impregnated paper tubes were developed to transport liquids. This new type of paper substrate cylindrical container became the originator of composite paper core applications.

Due to steel scarcity in industrial production, composite industrial cardboard tubes with inner spiral heat-sealing coiled tube launched in Europe and America partially replaced metal cans as a variety of canned packaging applications.

a variety of canned packaging applications.

Composite cardboard cylinder packaging industry in China started in the 1980s. The earliest production company is the Ministry of Industry in China, to import several composite packing tube production equipment from abroad, state-owned enterprise as the main part for producing composite cardboard tubes packaging domestically in the first time. At the same time, composite paper tubes in Europe and America have been widely accepted and recognized by various markets as a high barrier and high protective packaging material.

cardboard cylinder packaging industry in China

Liquids such as juice and motor oil were directly filled into composite paper core in Europe and America in the early time. And to maximize the shelf life, modified atmosphere and nitrogenization were applied to composite paper cans.