MANUFACTURING

We manufacture sliver cans for all types of carding, drawing, combing, roving and spinning in our US manufacturing plant.

 

MAINTENANCE & REPAIR

We offer sliver can refurbishing and repair services. We will pick-up your damaged/ worn-out sliver cans - refurbish them at our facility - then return them to your plant.

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CUSTOM SIZES & STYLES

We offer standard and custom sliver can sizes and round or rectangular styles as well as optional, heavy-duty roto-molding or anti-static HDPE fabricated sliver cans.

PARTS & ACCESSORIES

No matter which manufacturer of sliver cans you have - DEW, CSI or Tateishi, Conitex Sonoco can furnish our high quality parts and accessories as replacements.

 

In 2004 Conitex Sonoco expanded our textile product offering to fulfill the need for sliver cans for our US customers.  As leading sliver can manufacturer D.E. Williams succumbed to a shrinking US textile market, Conitex Sonoco acquired DEW’s assets to help our customers continue to operate seamlessly.

Today, we continue to offer the same high-quality sliver cans for new operations as well as spare parts and refurbishing and repair services for existing operations.

 

 

HDPE Sliver Cans

Our US manufactured anti-static HDPE sliver cans are welded and trimmed to prevent snagging during fill-up and emptying. We offer our HDPE sliver cans in a full range of styles and sizes in standard and high-performance grade.  

  • Standard grade HDPE sliver cans include our standard hardware and casters
  • High Performance HDPE sliver cans include our high-grade hardware and casters
  • All diameters and heights can be customized to meet specifications with and without casters.
  • Construction of the HDPE sliver can allows for the highest precision in dimensional accuracy
  • Performs well on all automatic card coilers, draw frames, open end and air-jet spinning machines
  • Smooth top rims ensure snag-free filling and emptying

 

Roto-Molded Sliver Cans

Conitex Sonoco is the only US manufacturer of roto-molded sliver cans

  • Uniform molding minimizes vertical run out

  • Durable roll Top polyethylene construction ensures long, reliable operation

  • Heavy wall straight-side cans

  • Smooth top rims ensure snag-free filling and emptying

  • Seamless interior reduces tagging

  • Available with open or closed bottom 

Sliver Can Parts and Accessories

Conitex Sonoco supplies high quality components for sliver cans, no matter the manufacturer. 

View our selection of casters, springs, piston lids, ID bands and glide ring boots.  

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Hammer Caster

The Hammer® 100mm swivel caster’s highly durable design makes it the premium workhorse and our recommended choice for all card cans.

Closa Casters - Choke Resistant

Conitex Sonoco is the exclusive distributor of Closa Casters in the United States. Closa Casters have become “The Industry Standard in Yarn Manufacturing”. Closa Caster do not clog up with fiber, lint or yarn. Closa Casters are “CHOKE RESISTANT” and have proven themselves to be non-choking on any number of applications, including yarn spinning, cut and sew, and knitting. Additional benefits include the following:

  • Reduced labor and maintenance costs - no cleaning chokes from wheels
  • Reduced damage to expensive sliver cans during Auto Doff
  • No lubrications needed
  • Easy rolling - operators love them - reduces operator injuries
  • Closa SAT - 50 Choke Resistant Casters

    Recommended for sliver cans through 24 inch diameter with short staple fibers or buggies and bundle carts. Load per caster is 40-50 lbs, available in swivel only with rectangular top or threaded stem. Bolt holes for rectangular top are 7mm diameter and bolt hole spacing is 22mm x 56mm. The 3/8 inch threaded stem length is 22mm or 40mm.

    Closa SAT – 60 Choke Resistant Caster

    Recommended for sliver cans through 30 inch diameter with short and long staple fibers and bundle carts. Load per caster is 50-60 lbs, available in swivel only with rectangular top or threaded stem. Bolt holes for rectangular top are 7mm diameter and bolt hole spacing is 22mm x 56mm. The 3/8 inch threaded stem length is 40mm.

    Closa I – 65 Choke Resistant Caster

    Recommended for sliver cans through 36 inch diameter with short and long staple fibers and popular on many carding and drawing processes. Load per caster is 60-70 lbs, available in swivel or rigid styles. Bolt holes for rectangular top are 7mm diameter and bolt hole spacing is 45mm x 80mm.

    Closa I – 80 Choke Resistant Caster

    Recommended for sliver cans through 40 inch diameter with short and long staple fibers. Load per caster is 90-110 lbs, available in swivel or rigid styles. Bolt holes for rectangular top are10mm diameter and bolt hole spacing is 50mm x 85mm.

    Closa I – 120 Choke Resistant Caster

    Recommended for sliver cans through 40 inch diameter with short and long staple fibers and often used on yarn trucks. Load per caster is approximately 300 lbs when pulled or towed by a tow motor vehicle or 175 lbs when truck is to pushed by human movement. Available in swivel or rigid styles. Bolt holes for rectangular top are 11mm diameter and bolt hole spacing is 70mm x 121mm.

    Closa Choke Resistant Casters - Replacement Wheels

    Conitex Sonoco can furnish replacement wheels for all Closa casters. SAT - 50 I - 65 I - 120 SAT - 60 I - 80

    Placement of Closa Casters on Sliver Cans

    Closa swivel casters come in right (D) and left (I) types. Proper rollability requires two right-hand casters and one left-hand caster or it requires one right hand caster and two left-hand casters (examples are DDI or IID).

    McArthur Casters

    McArthur Casters – 100mm and 125mm with thread guards are used successfully on sliver cans 40 inches and over. Recommended weight is approximately 400 lbs and is available in swivel and rigid types. Bolt holes for rectangular top is 8mm diameter and bolt hole spacing is 60mm x 80mm.

    Sliver Can Springs

    Sliver Can SpringsThe load (or pressure) to be applied on the sliver can spring varies depending upon the material (stock) to be spun.  Conitex Sonoco supplies sliver can springs for all types of short or long staple fiber. The two main types are single coil springs and pantograph springs for the stability of large sliver cans and heavy weight loads.

         

    Spring Information Needed When Ordering

    • Process (carding, drawing etc)

    • Lid type (plastic or metal) & weight  

    • Lid position relative to top of can

    • Pre-tension of spring if required

    • Can size  inside height and diameter  

    • Type of fiber (cotton, polyester etc)

    • Weight of fiber (stock) when can is full

    Colored Bands for Fiber & Sliver Identification

     

     

    Sliver vinyl bumper bandsVINYL BUMPER BANDS


    Protects outer sides of sliver can when parked side by side and is often used as fiber identification. Available sizes include: 16”, 18”, 20”, 24”, 28”, 30”, 36” 40” and 48”. 

     

     

    Bumper Band Styles:

    Sliver bumper band styles

     

     

     

     

    ELASTIC IDENTIFICATION BANDS

    Elastic ID Bands are used by spinners to help keep different fibers and slivers separated.  Available sizes either in a 1 or 2 inch width for the following sliver can sizes: 16”, 18”, 20”, 24”, 28”, 30”, 36” 40” and 48”.   Solid colors only - see colors available below.

     

    Elastic Identification Bands

     

     

     

     

    WOVEN SPANDEX IDENTIFICATION BANDS
    Woven Spandex ID Bands represent the newest innovation in sliver can identification.  These bands offer custom identification because they can be in various patterns (stripes, checkerboard etc) or custom woven numbers or words.  The greatest benefit is that they will last for years without losing elasticity.

     

    Silver Woven Spandex Identification Bands

     

     

     

    Popular colors for Bumper Bands and Elastic & Spandex Bands:

    Popular colors for Bumper Bands and Elastic and Spandex Bands

    Sliver can piston lidsSliver Can Piston Lids

    Most piston lids come in black plastic.
    Metal piston lids are available in 36”, 1,000mm & 40”.

    Listed below are common sizes available.

     

     

     

     

    PISTON LID SKIRT LENGTH
    16" 2"
    16" 4.5"
    450 mm 4.25"
    18" 4.5"
    18" 2"
    18.5" 3.25"
    20" 2"
    20" 3.25



    PISTON LID SKIRT LENGTH
    24" 2.5"
    24" 4.5"
    600 mm 2.5"
    30" 4"
    36" 4"
    1,000 4"
    40" 4"
    1,200 4"

    Sliver can Glide Ring bootsGlide Ring Boots

    Available on can sizes: 16”, 450mm, 18”, 20” & 24”.
    Allows a can without casters to slide much easier on floor.
    Easy on spinning operators.  Prevents wear on bottom of sliver can and reduces wear on floors.

     

     

     

     

    Miscellaneous Parts & Accessories

    Bail Straps and Hardware, card can handles and card can latches are available. 

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