Skip To Content


Tinning is the process of thinly coating steel coils with tin to prevent rust and environmental interaction. The resulting product of tinning is known as tinplate. Because tin is non-toxic, tinplate material is used primarily in food packaging applications such as soup cans or canned vegetables. Tinplate material is produced in tin mills and the tin can be applied using electroplating or the hot dip process.

Get Certified

Complete Steel Foundations to get in-depth knowledge about everything steel.

Enroll in a course to track your progress.