Created by Tempra Technology and Crown Holdings, the world’s first self-chilling can is near completion to commercialize and market to top beverage companies.
Also known as I.C.Can™, the self-contained can uses the latest in insulating, thermal and vacuum heat pump technology. There is no need for this cold beverage to sit in a refrigerated vending machine. Each of the cans are able to take the form of a 500 ml beverage can to include both the integral self-refrigerating device and the beverage.
In just three minutes, the latest breakthroughs in technology drop the can’s temperature to a minimum of 16.7° Celsius or 30° Fahrenheit. When activated, the desiccant contained within a vacuum draws the heat from the beverage through the evaporator into an insulated heat-sink container. The patented vacuum power that lowers the temperature so quickly is what leaves the beverage cool.
The cans are non-toxic, 100% safe and eco-friendly. Per the company, they are also easy to operate, transport and store, using no carbon dioxide, CFC, HFC or any other compressed gas.