Although some people use tin cans and aluminum cans interchangeably, they are not the same thing. Tin cans and aluminum cans are used for the same purpose. However, the two projects are made of different materials with different characteristics and manufacturing costs.
Cans have been efficient storage containers since they were patented in 1810. Aluminum cans were not available until 1965. Aluminum and tin cans have many USES, but they are probably best known for preserving and preserving food. Both cans protect food from light and air, and are durable and recyclable.
Tin can (tin can)
Tin is a low melting point crystalline metal element that is malleable at room temperature. Tin is usually extracted from a mineral called cassiterite, which is a compound of tin and oxygen. The basic extraction process of tin makes it attractive for manufacturing. Tin does not corrode easily, which is why it can be used in cans. Modern tin cans are actually made of steel coated with a thin layer of tin to protect it from corrosion.
Aluminum is still a metal element. Unlike tin, which makes up just 0.001% of the earth's crust, aluminum is abundant, or 8.2%. Aluminum, however, is difficult to refine and is often found in natural compounds, usually potassium aluminate or alumina. Over time, different processes have been developed to refine aluminum, and each process has become more and more efficient. Aluminum cans are made of aluminum alloy and are known for their rugality and lightness.
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Tin cans are heavier than aluminum cans and have higher durability. Tin cans also have high corrosion resistance to acidic foods such as tomatoes. But tin cans are less efficient than aluminum. Recycling aluminum rather than processing new aluminum, because the savings are sufficient to cover the cost of recycling and collecting aluminum cans, the recovery rate is higher than that of plastics, glass, etc