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Tin foil still represents the most commonly used material in the packing sector, principally for foodstuffs. With an eye towards reducing container costs, research has been geared towards studying materials with a low tin content (LTS, low tin-coated steel). Specifically, the new generation of LTS (weight of tin coating: 0.2/0.8 g/m2) has been designed on the basis of a high capacity for binding and excellent adhesion to paints, without detracting from the corrosion-resistance features. The objective of this study has been to identify the processing conditions appropriate to the production of an LTS capable of binding through the preservation of sufficient quantities of non-alloyed tin, and with corrosion-resistance characteristics comparable to those of traditional tin foil.

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Authors: FERRARI V, Centro Sviluppo Materiali SpA, Roma (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14199 IT (1992) 49 pp., FS, ECU 9
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-4708-0
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