Tinplate, also known as tin-plated iron, tin plating is commonly known as steel, abbreviated as SPTE, refers to both sides of the commercial tin pure cold-rolled low-carbon steel or strip. Tin mainly acts to prevent corrosion and rust. It combines the strength and formability of steel with the corrosion resistance, tinability and aesthetic appearance of tin in a material, with corrosion resistance, non-toxic, high strength, good ductility characteristics.
Tinplate is coated with a tin layer of tin, it is not easy to rust, also known as tin. This kind of coated steel plate in China for a long time known as the "tinplate", some people think that because the manufacture of canned tin plate is from Macao (English name Macao can be read as Ma mouth) imports, so called "tinplate." There are other claims, such as China in the past with this tin plate manufacturing kerosene lamp lamp, shaped like a horse mouth, so called "tinplate". "Tinplate" the name is not accurate, therefore, in 1973 China's tinplate meeting was named tinplate, the official document no longer use the "tinplate" the name.