Tin Plate Steel

Tin Plate Steel (Electrolytic Tin Plate, Tin Free Steel)

Tin plate (TP) products are made by coating tin using electrolysis on the surface of thin cold-rolled steel sheet (black plates). Its shiny surface finish, superb corrosion resistance and formability make tin plates an ideal choice for the food industry and industrial parts producers. Tin-Free Steel is widely accepted as a more economical substitute for the tin coated steel.

It boasts superior lacquer and paint adhesion and strong resistance against corrosion. TP/TFS products are widely used in the production of 3-piece and 2-piece (D&I, DRD) cans as well as can lids and bottoms. It also serve a variety of purposes, including material for steel EOE, toys, and electronic parts.

Cross section of painted product

Categorized by application

Type Application
Food can Food Can Canned fish including mackerel and tuna. Fruit juice including white peach and yellow
beverage can peach, Sports drinks, coffee drinks, carbonated beverages, health drinks, etc.
General can 4L cans Automobile gasoline cans, machine oil cans, etc
18L cans Industrial containers for paint and oil
PAIL cans Industrial containers for paint and oil
AEROSOL cans Cosmetics, butane gas, pesticide, pharmaceuticals, other
Crown cap Bottle caps Bottle caps for beer, soju, beverages
Others electronic JAR Rice cookers
electronic parts TVs, tuna, battery cell body, toys, stationery
Other plates, medicine case, cookie container etc

Classification by can production method

Category Type Features Application
3 - PIECE CAN Soldered cans
Welded cans
Jointed cans
Jointed cans with one-side coating weight of 5.6g/㎡ or more Food cans, cans for other purposes
2 - PIECE CAN drawing can
DRD can
DI can
TP, AL used Fish
Beverage cans
TFS, AL used
TP, AL used

3- piece can: cans consisting of top, body, and bottom.
2- piece cans: cans where the body and bottom are one piece