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INTRODUCTION TO TIN PLATE

TOPICS TO BE COVERED
What is Tin Plate? History of Tin Plates. Role of Tin Plates in Packaging Uses of Tin Plates in Packaging Global Market of Tin Plate Future trends of Tin Plates Conclusion

WHAT IS TIN PLATE?


Steel sheet coated with mild TIN
TIN COATING

STEEL SHEET

HISTORY OF TIN PLATE


The tinning came from Whitesmiths practice of Tinning ironware to protect it against rust is an ancient one. Tinplate was apparently produced in the 1620s at a mill of (or under the patronage of) the Earl of Southampton. The first production of tinplate was probably in Bohemia, from where the trade spread to Saxony, and was well-established there by the 1660s.

STORY OF TIN PLATE TO PACKAGING


In the late 18th century, Napoleons army, which had suffered more from malnutrition than by actual combat, offered 12,000 francs, to anyone who could develop a way to preserve food for the military on the battlefield. A French confectioner, Nicolas Appert, after 15 years of research, took home the prize in 1809. (BUT HOW?)

HOW?

He discovered that the application of heat to food in sealed Tin Cans preserved the food from deterioration.

CONTD HISTORY
Based on Nicholas Apperts method of food preservation the packaging of food in sealed airtight tinplated wrought-iron cans was first patented by an Englishman, Peter Durand, in 1810. Beginning 1814, canned foods were sent to distant British colonies and were greatly favoured. Demand of tin cans grew exponentially during World War-II

ROLE OF TIN PLATES IN PACKAGING


Good Barrier Tamper Proof Attractive Decorative Environmental friendly User friendly

GOOD BARRIER
Steel base makes tinplate the most tolerant packaging medium with power to resist insects, bacteria, shocks and above all, ultraviolet light. Good Corrosion resistance Heat sterilization process kills food spoiling organisms Sealing properties are excellent resulting in processed food remaining sterile. It is non toxic

TAMPER PROOF
It is Strong The Designs of cans makes them totally tamperproof Thus no Tampering

ATTRACTIVE
Availability of various size and shapes makes it attractive Lustrous metallic finish

DECORATIVE
It enables soldering and welding Provides excellent printing surface This all contributes to good appearance

ENVIRONMENTAL FRIENDLY
Most Eco-Friendly Packaging Material It cause no harm to Environment Recyclable No health hazards

USER FRIENDLY
Easy to handle Lightweighting Easy to dispose Easy to store Alternative storage device for house hold Grocery

USES OF TIN PLATES


More than 75% of tinplate world-wide is used in Food & Beverage packaging. Ready to eat food Crown Caps for Beverages Containers of oil, grease, Paints, powders, polishes, waxes, chemicals etc. Aerosol Containers Cuttleries Decorative items

USES
Tinplates in Electronics (Electrodes, radio and television cabinet, Circuit boards etc) Tinplates in Engineering (Automotive air and oil filters, Gaskets etc) Used in batteries

GLOBAL PACKAGING INDUSTRY


US Europe Japan
Food Beverage Gen.Line Aerosol Closures Others

Though region-wise consumption pattern of Tinplate is different, it is evident that over 60 % of tinplate goes for Food & Beverage packaging

GLOBAL CONSUMPTION OF TIN PLATES


Apparent global consumption
in million Tonne

Apparent consumption by region


5.6 5.4 5.2 5 4.8 4.6 4.4 4.2 4

in million tonnes

16.5 16 15.5 15 14.5 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 2000 E

US Asia EU

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

Apparent consumption of tinplate is growing world-wide, particularly in the Asia - at a rate of over 8% annually !

TIN PLATE CONSUMPTION IN INDIA


India's per capita consumption of tinplate is currently at an low level of perhaps less than 0.3 kg (annual consumption is estimated at 3,00,000 MT). Even China with a larger population base boasts of a per capita consumption of over 1 kg

FUTURE TRENDS
Sustain Tinplates cutting edge over the other packaging medium through Cost effectiveness

Lightweighting

Coatings Easy open ends


Easy pliable top Functional shapes

Prioritising consumer convenience


SUMMARY
What is Tin Plate? History of Tin Plates. Role of Tin Plates in Packaging Uses of Tin Plates in Packaging Global Packaging Industry Global consumption of Tin Plate Tinplate consumption in India Future Trends

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