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Selecting a Metal Container


There are many styles of metal containers. Listed below are some characteristics and styles of metal containers. As always test your products for compatibility with our metal packaging options.

Metal Container Styles


Hinge Top Tins: A smooth, seamless rectangular tin. The top is attached with side hinges that allows for easy opening and closing of the tin.
Examples of Hinge Top Tins


Screw Top Tins: A seamless tin with a threaded neck finish. This allows for a threaded lid to be screwed to the bottom to tightly seal the contents of the container.
Examples of Screw Top Tins

Slip Cover Tins: A seamless tin with a lid that snugly slides over the tin to close the container. Slip cover tins are available in silver or gold colored metal with embossed or debossed lids.
Examples of Slip Cover Tins


Clear Top Slip Cover Tins: These tins are identical to the normal slip cover tins except that their lid is made of a thin layer of clear polystyrene plastic that allows the contents of the container to be visible.
Examples of Clear Top Slip Cover Tins

Paint Cans: A round, straight body can with a plug top closure. The plug top fits snuggly into the walls of the cans friction ring creating a multiple sealing surface.
Examples of Paint Cans


Oblong Metal Containers: A tall, narrow straight sided rectangular metal container. This is sometimes referred to as an F style can. It has a small round opening on top for filling and pouring. The top of the container is sealed with a threaded cap.
Examples of Oblong Metal Containers

Aluminum Bottles

Our aluminum bottles are available in three sizes and are compatible with several great closure options as detailed below. These bottles have an epoxy phenolic liner, which is a highly flexible internal plastic liner.

Aluminum Bottles with Fine Mist Sprayers: A cylindrical aluminum bottle with a mist sprayer cap that screws tightly into place to prevent leaks. These caps come with a clear plastic cover that protects the cap from being unnecessarily pressed. Caps are available in either black or white.
Examples of Aluminum Bottles with Fine Mist Sprayers

Aluminum Bottles with Lotion Pump: A cylindrical aluminum bottle with a lotion pump cap that screws tightly into place to prevent leaks. The pump is capable of dispensing 0.5 ml of product per stroke. Caps are available in either black or white.
Examples of Aluminum Bottles with Lotion Pump

Aluminum Bottles with Lined Screw Cap: A cylindrical aluminum bottle with a cap that screws tightly into place to prevent leaks. These caps come in two colors: aluminum and black. Aluminum screw caps are made with an F217 lined aluminum cap while the black screw caps are made with a PE linked plastic ribbed cap.
Examples of Aluminum Bottles with Lined Screw Caps

Popular Metal Container Materials

  • Tin Plated Steel: Tin Plated Steel: Steel products often have a thin tin coating on them to prevent the steel from rusting. Although steel is a highly durable material, many steel products are tin plated because steel is highly prone to rusting over time, whereas tin is highly resistant to rusting.
  • Aluminum: Aluminum is a lightweight rust resistant material. It is also a highly malleable metal which is commonly used for a wide range of applications such as siding or cookware.
  • Steel: Steel is a malleable alloy of iron and carbon that is 100% recyclable. It is used to make a wide range of products including auto parts, tools, and toys.
  • Tin: Tin is a malleable material that is highly resistant to rusting. Because of this, tin is commonly used to coat other materials which are more prone to rusting.

Recycle

Tin cans are actually 99% steel with a thin layer of tin to prevent rusting. Recycling them saves 74% of the energy used to produce them from raw material. To find out more about metal recycling please check out the metal container recycle info page.



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