Tinplate has its
elegant shining surface and possess superb corrosion resistance, formability,
weldability, and printability. Such unique properties allow the tin plates
to serve a broad range of applications including beverage cans, food cans, oil cans,
paint cans, aerosol cans, bottle caps, cable and/or electronic parts.
light gauge, cold-reduced low-carbon steel sold in a range of
steel thicknesses, from a round sheet or strip, coated on both
faces with commercially 0.15 mm to 0.5 mm.
Electrolytic Tinplate undoubtedly enjoys the pride of place as a
packaging medium especially for food.
The steel base provides the necessary strength and formability for can fabrication. The tin-iron alloy layer provides the bond between the steel and free tin layer.
The free tin layer is responsible for the attractive bright finish and ease of solderability.