Did you know that we are the only steel producer in Canada supplying into the consumer packaging segment. We produce approximately 275,000 net tons of consumer packaging steel each year. The team over at our No.3 Electroplating Line (E-Line) pumps out an average of 80 coils every 24 hours and that steel is shipped to seven major customers around North America. The majority is converted into human and pet food cans, however customers also use our steel for many other solutions, such as aerosol cans, paint cans and oil filters.
Our electroplating line is dual purpose, meaning that we coat both tin and tin free steel (TFS) products on the same line. We supply consumer packaging products across the full range of ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) continuous annealed steel grade designations – roughly 30 different products. In addition, we support customers with unique high strength and high elongation steels. Each product has exacting metallurgical properties designed to meet the unique requirements of customers’ end uses.