Most widely known as the material behind the humble food can, tin is an industrious metal often overlooked because of designers’ preference for aluminium, which tends to be cheaper and lighter. But tin is worth a second look.
It mixes with multiple materials to create interesting alloys, it is non-corrosive, non-toxic, pliable, magnetic, infinitely recyclable and highly recycled. It may be unassuming but this multifunctional material is becoming a hit amongst luxury brands, particularly for food, beverages and beauty. As the appetite for plastic-free packaging increases, we think it is time for a renaissance of this old favourite.