• T. P. Murphy
  • J. P. Amberg-Müller


Both steel and tin have played major roles in the food industry for centuries. Tin is one of the metals longest in the service of mankind. Mild steel must, today, be the metal most widely used for its strength, formability and ease of application. Their combination, tinplate, known in 14th century Bavaria, is the most important material in metallic packaging. Tinplate and its interaction with foods will form an important part of this chapter.


Orange Juice Organotin Compound Tomato Sauce Food Contact Material Cooking Utensil 
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