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  • Tin is a relatively scarce element and Tin Scrap generated from food service cans has good potential for valuable tin recovery
  • Typically, the alloys of tin, such as brass and bronze, jeweler’s metal, or babbitt, contain from 2% to 11% of tin as a minor component of the alloy. The major exception is solder. Solders for plumbing and construction-related uses have traditionally been 50% tin-50% lead, and those for electronics have usually been 70% tin-30% lead
  • There must be good collection system in place before embarking on scrap recycling Projects
  • Once at the detinning plant, detinning solution flows around the cans (and cans with the ends removed allow more contact of the solution, which results in better recovery of the tin
    during the reclaiming process).
  • In the batch process of detinning, the cans first are loaded into large perforated steel drums and dipped into a caustic chemical solution that dissolves the tin from the steel.
  • The now detinned steel cans are drained, rinsed, and baled into 400-lb. squares. Now they are ready to be sold to steel mills and made into new products.
  • The liquid with the tin, a salt solution called sodium stannate, is filtered to remove scraps of paper and garbage. Next, electricity is applied
    which makes tin form onto a plate in the solution. Finally, the tin is melted off and cast into ingots.
  • The ingots are at least 99.98% pure tin and are used in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Pure tin also is
    alloyed with other metals
  • Currently, tin is made of about 30% recycled material. 
  • The established, stable consumption pattern of tin and the relatively high price of tin compared with other base metals indicates that plentiful amounts of tin will be available for recycling in future years
 General Information
  • Recycling of materials
  • Recycling Food Service Cans
  • Tin Scrap

Production Process

  • Detinning Process
  • Electrochemical removal of tin from dilute aqueous sulfate solutions using a rotating cylinder electrode of expanded metal
  • Roll Tinning Salts  

Company Profiles

  • Company in Belgium
  • Recycling Equipment Company
  • Scrap Baler Company
  • Material Flow Analysis
  • The Container Recycling Institute
  • Company - environment issue

Project Information

  • Detinning of Tin Scraps For The Recovery of Tin Metal
  • Technology Company
  • Air Quality Control
  • Cleaning Solution
  • License


  • Electrochemical Detinning of Copper base Alloys 
  • Method & Apparatus for Electrochemical delacquering & detinning
  • Apparatus
  • Apparatus Invention details
  • Leaching and electrolysis of tin from steel cans
  • Densifier for Steel & Aluminium Cans
  • Direct Charge Densifier
  • Direct Charge densifier for Steel & Aluminium Cans

Products and Applications

  • Draft code of practice - use of cans
  • Trade Classification 
  • Indian Rules - 2003


  • Tin Recycling in the US
  • Copper & Tin in scrap steel recycling
  • Tin Whisker Theory
  • Copper-base Scrap Industry and Its By-products – USA 2002
  • Copper-base Scrap Industry and Its By-products – USA 2007


  • Tin Market - Prices - News
  • Scrap Buyers
  • Scrap Suppliers
  • Nickel-Tin Scrap Buyer
  • Scrap Exporter
  • Scrap Prices - USA
  • Trade India
  • Trade Leads
  • Tin Scrap - msds

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