Saturday, May 16, 2009

Soda Can Info

Have you ever wonder what some of the coding means on the side of your product?
See the 1 835 8 1843D just below the product code? The 1 means the bottom of the can was made by cupper #1. This can was made in Phoenix. The 835 is the manufacturing plant's number and area. This can was made in 2008 - the 8 is for the year. It was made on the 184th day of 2008. The 184 tells you that. There are 3 manufacturing lines. This can was made on the third line. The 3 tells you that. Then the D. D crew made this can. There are 4 crews A, B, C, and D. A crew is the day crew that works the first 12 hours. Then C crew is the night crew that does the next 12 hours. When their 4 days are done, B crew comes in and does the first 12 hours. Then D crew does the night 12 hours for four days. Then it changes back to A and C.

There are three main can manufacturing plants. Rexam made this can. Crown makes cans - their mark is a capital C. Ball makes cans, too. Their mark is Ball. This can is unusual because the can manufacturing company's mark is usually at the bottom near the product code. Hope you like my little tidbit of can information.



8 comments:

Mildred said...

Very interesting. I try so hard not to drink cola but in hot weather, nothing tastes better.

Rev. Paul said...

That's interesting - thanks!

Busy Bee Suz said...

You are just full of information today. Cool!!

grammy said...

That is a lot of can info (o: We had 5 babies across the street to stat with now we are down to two )o: Don't know the why of that. Her picture is better than mine... they always come out when it is getting dark.

bettyl said...

I wonder about a lot of things that I see, but don't usually find an explanation. Thanks!

Pudgeduck said...

Now I know! Makes me wonder what else I don't know-LOL! That was very interesting! Did you work at for a can manufacturing company or?

Susie said...

That is interesting info Deedee. Truthfully, I've never thought about those codes. Thanks for sharing!

Diane C. said...

Thank you, I have often wondered what all that cryptic coding on my soda can was.