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
Examples of Hinge Top Tins
Examples of Screw Top Tins
Examples of Slip Cover Tins
Examples of Clear Top Slip Cover Tins
Examples of Paint Cans
Examples of Oblong Metal Containers
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.
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.