The can they've designed is stronger structurally.Originally posted by: Jhill
Is it because a round can is easier to hold? Square cans would save a lot of space plus they wouldn't roll around when you put the case on it's side and opened it.
Then you'd have a dozen guys at every bar attempting to navigate the bar's stoend drunk chasing their drinks.Originally posted by: Cyberian
OK, so how about we put beer into spherical cans?Originally posted by: istallion
The closer to a spherical shape the container is, the less material(surface area) is needed to hold the same volume of beverage.
That sounds interesting!
I vote for this as being the most important. A square can made of aluminum of the thickness used today does not want to be round under pressure. You could make the can much stronger by using heavier gauge material, but that is hardly cost effective.Originally posted by: ed21x
rond cans distribute pressure more evenly in a carbonated drink. Also, circles have a smaller SA: Mass ratio, so you save on material. But square cans do sound cool though.