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Consumer packaging

In North America, over 32 billion steel cans are manufactured and shipped to the consumer packaging sector every year. The primary end use in this sector is metal food cans - which contain up to 30% recycled steel. Steel, or "tin" cans (named because of their micro-thin coating of tin, which prevents corrosion) comprise over 90% of the food can market. The metal food can is the most efficient, economical and nutritional means possible to deliver food products to your table (or Rover's bowl). Not only do canned foods cost less, the steel packaging is also durable, convenient and completely recyclable.

A study conducted by the University of Massachusetts found that recipes using canned ingredients are similar in nutritional values and taste appeal to those made with fresh or frozen items. This is the first phase of a three-part nutrition study that tested 13 "family-friendly" recipes that appeal to both parents and children. The research analyzed nutritional content of entire recipes comparing such nutrients as protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. The study also conducted sensory analysis evaluating taste, appearance, color, aroma and texture of dishes prepared with canned, fresh and/or frozen ingredients. For more information, visit The Canned Food Alliance at www.mealtime.org

ArcelorMittal Dofasco has become an industry leader by supplying our tin products to the food can industry. We provide products for the full range of 3-piece welded can applications and 2-piece cans including drawn and ironed (D&I) and draw-redraw (DRD). We also supply tin-free steel (TFS) ends for frozen juice containers.

Aside from food cans, you probably use a number of products packaged in tin cans every day. Items like aerosols - from shaving cream to bug spray to cleaning products to paint cans and solvents. A leak-proof steel protects these products from contamination and evaporation. When empty, these containers can often be recycled depending on local recycling capabilities.

General Line Containers

Aside from food cans, you probably use a number of products packaged in tin cans every day. This includes aerosols - from shaving cream to bug spray to cleaning products. It also covers paint cans and solvents. A leak-proof steel can protects these products from contamination and evaporation. When empty, these containers can often be recycled.