Introduction to tinplate

Tinplate, also known as tin-plated iron, is a common name for electroplated tin sheet,abbreviated as SPTE, which refers to cold-rolled low-carbon sheet or strip coated with commercial pure tin on both sides.Tin is mainly used to prevent corrosion and rust. It combines the strength and formability of steel with the corrosion resistance, solderability and beautiful appearance of tin into one material, which has the characteristics of corrosion resistance, non-toxicity, high strength and good ductility.
Tinplate is an iron sheet plated with a layer of tin on the surface, which is not easy to rust, also known as tin-plated iron. This kind of plated steel plate has been called "tinplate" in China for a long time. Some people think that because the tinplate used for making cans at that time was imported from Macau (the English name Macau can be read as Makou), it is called "tinplate". There are also other sayings. For example, in the past, China used this tin-plated sheet to make the lamp cap of the kerosene lamp, which was shaped like a horse's mouth, so it was called "tinplate". The name "tinplate" is not accurate, therefore, the name was changed to tinplate at the China Tinplate Conference in 1973, and the name "tinplate" is no longer used in official documents.
Due to its good sealing, preservation, light-proof, firmness and unique metal decoration charm, tinplate packaging has a wide range of coverage in the packaging container industry, and is a commonly used packaging variety in the world. With the continuous enrichment of various CC materials, DR materials and chrome-plated iron for tinplate, the development of packaging products and technologies has been promoted, and tinplate packaging is full of innovations.
Because of its strong oxidation resistance, various styles and exquisite printing, tinplate packaging containers are very popular among customers and are widely used in food packaging, pharmaceutical packaging, daily necessities packaging, instrument packaging, industrial product packaging, etc.
Packaging materials for tinplate cans that meet environmental protection requirements.
Existing containers include iron cans, aluminum cans, paper and plastic containers. The recycling characteristics of these containers are different, but iron cans are better than other packaging materials in terms of recycling.
Based on the imminent implementation of the international environmental management standard ISO-14000, tinplate cans with low pollution, recyclability and resource-saving characteristics will have broader development space in future packaging applications.


Post time: Jul-19-2022