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With the continued downgauging trend of tin-mill products for packaging applications, there is considerable interest in the manufacture, properties and application of products in thicknesses below the minimum currently available commercially (less than 0.13 mm in double-reduced tempers). The wide variety of steels and thermomechanical processing conditions now available in the steel industry enables a wide choice of properties and potential manufacturing routes for such thin cold-rolled products. The research project described was concerned with the metallurgy of thin cold-rolled products of potential interest for packaging applications, and involved their experimental manufacture using a matrix of steel, hot-rolled strip, and tin-mill processing variables. The products were evaluated metallographically and by basic mechanical and metal forming tests at various stages of processing. These methods are used to characterise existing commercial tin-mill products and also products considered to have future potential for packaging applications, such as steel-plastic laminates and new forms of container.

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Authors: JENKINS G A, British Steel (plc) Welsh Laboratories, London (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13304 EN (1991) 131 pp., FS, ECU 12.50
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-2394-7
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