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Teen/Sheet Metal

Tin is soft, lightweight, silvery metal that is easy to melt, press and shape without tearing. It is resistant to corrosion and has low toxicity.

China and Indonesia are currently the world's largest producers. 

Tin is used as solder in the electronics industry. Tin alloys can also be found in bearings, automobile parts, dental amalgams, and aerospace metal. Even nuclear reactors can contain a small amount of tin.

Tin is used in the tinplate to make cans for food, drinks, cosmetics, fuel, oil, and paint. 90% of all tinplate is used to make cans for food and drinks, cosmetics, fuel, oil, and paints. 

Sheet Metal is used for:

  • Car bodies and other vehicles
  • Railroad cars
  • As cladding on wings and fuselages of aircraft 
  • Roofing, flashing and rain gutters
  • Furnaces and ductwork
  • And refrigerators, dumpsters, electrical enclosures, toolboxes, hoppers, bins, and medical tables.

Tin/Sheet metal is ferrous.