Tin Cans

White/Lacquer Lever Lid Tins

White/Lacquer Lever Lid Tins

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We supply an extensive range of both innovative and traditional tins perfect for paint, chemical, commercial, office and home use.

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All our customers enjoy a fast, responsive service, with bespoke products developed to meet individual requirements and project plans. Tins are available in boxed quantities through to pallet quantity.

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Tin Cans

A tin can is an air-tight container for the distribution or storage of goods, composed of thin metal, and requiring cutting or tearing of the metal as the means of opening.

Tin cans are made of tin-coated steel called tinplate. Aluminum or other metals may also be used to make such cans.

  • 1795- Can Invented in by French Nicolas Appert
  • Nicolas Appert sold the patent to two Englishmen, Bryan Donkin and John Hall
  • Bryan Donkin and John Hall set up a commercial canning factory
  • 1810 Can Patented by the English inventor Peter Durand,
  • 1813 first canned goods produced for the British Army

Round cone tins

Round cone tins


  • the 20th century, of tinplate steel, which combined the physical strength and relatively low price of steel with the corrosion resistance of tin.
  • Use of aluminium in cans began in the 1960s.
  • Often with a printed paper or plastic label glued to the outside of the curved surface or a label is painted directly onto the metal indicating its contents.
  • Non-food products like engine oil, paint, chemicals may be sold in can-like containers where a cardboard tube fills the role of the wall, with a metal top and bottom.

How to Recycle Tin Cans

useful websites

  1. www.ehow.com
  2. www.recycleyourtins.com
  3. www.ezinearticles.com
  4. www.recyclingconsortium.org.uk

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