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1. (WO2017032752) CAN END FOR USER-FRIENDLY RECLOSING CAN

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/032752    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2016/069837
Publication Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Tue Aug 23 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: B65D 17/00
Applicants: E.V.D.S. BVBA
Inventors: VANDERSTRAETEN, Erwin
Title: CAN END FOR USER-FRIENDLY RECLOSING CAN
Abstract:
A can end (2) is described for a metal beverage can, the can end comprising a cap top (3), arranged in connection to a pull tab (4) configured to remove the cap top from the can end to thereby create a drinking or pouring aperture; a shut-off valve (6), configured to close the drinking or pouring aperture after drinking or pouring; an elastic resilient element (10) for operating the shut-off valve (6); fixing means (50) for attaching the pull tab to the can end; holding means (21) for holding the shut-off valve (6) in an opened position for the drinking or pouring; wherein the cap top (3) is configured to remain located, after the removal, on top of the shut-off valve (6); and wherein the holding means (21) is configured to release the shut-off valve (6), when in the opened position, by exertion of a force by a user of the can, in a direction of the interior of the can, on the fixing means (50), so as to close the drinking or pouring aperture. Further, a can including such a can end and a method for opening such a can are described, as well as a method for producing such a can.