Waste Aerosol Container Processor
Patent, Filed 19 Nov 1996, patented 19 Oct 1999
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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The invention features implementation of a flat triangular blade which has two cutting edges and a sharp point. The blade is caused to move point wise across a cylindrical cans diameter, with the plane of the blade perpendicular to the cans axis, so that the point pierces the can, the two cutting edges slice through the can in both directions around the cans circumference, and the point again, diametrically oppositely, pierces the can. The inventive removal of the residual contents and propellants from a spent aerosol can is optimally effective, because the invention divides the can into two separate parts, concomitantly subdividing the cans internal components.
- Containers and Packaging