(partial) Introduction. Tinplate Manufacture: Manufacture of pig iron. Direct reduction processes. Steelmaking. Properties of Tinplate and Testing Procedures: Surface appearance and grading. Mechanical properties. Tincoating properties. Alternative metallic coatings. Canmaking Processes: Mechanical strengths of empty and filled cans. Three-piece can manufacture. Solders and fluxes. Welding techniques. Modern Canmaking Technology: Deformation behaviour of low carbon steel under applied stress. Deep drawing. Drawing and wall-ironing (DWI) process. Protective and Decorative Coating Systems: Protective coatings. Decorative systems. New materials and processes under development. Corrosion of Cans: Corrosion processes and factors affecting them. Atmospheric corrosion. Waste Recovery and Recycling: Recycling of industrial tinplate scrap. Recycling of used cans. Alternative recovery methods. A View of Future Developments. Index.
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