There is an iron sheet on which surface a layer of tin is plated, and it is not easy to get rusty and is also called tin plated iron. Tinplate was produced earliest in Bohemia (now in the territory of the Czech Republic and Slovakia). Since ancient times, metal was rich there, where the processes were advanced and how to engage in machine manufacturing with hydropower was known, and tinplate began to be produced since the 14th century. In a very long period of time, there had been the major production place of tinplate in the world. At that time, tinplate was mainly used to make dinner sets and drink utensils.
In the 17th century, Britain, France and Sweden had hoped to build their own tinplate industry, but in need of a large amount of money, the industry had not yet been developed. Until 1811, only after Brian Tang and John . Hall opened tinplate canned food, the large-scale manufacture oftinplate developed. Today, the world’s annual production of tin is about 250,000 tons, more than one third of which is used to make tinplate and most of which is used in the canned food industry.
Tinplate is has a wide range of applications, covering packaging materials of food and beverage as well as the oil tanks, chemical tanks and other miscellaneous cans; the advantages and characteristics of tinplate provide the contents with good protection in the physical and chemical nature.