Tinplate is produced from cold rolled sheet which is electrolytically coated with tin. The tin coating provides corrosion resistance to the steel substrate and plays a beneficial role with regards to the preservation of certain foods. In addition, the surface of tinplate lends itself to printing and silk screening. It is used widely in the packaging industry for cans, can ends, larger containers and a range of closures. Tin coatings of different thicknesses are produced to suit specific requirements.