Material introduction of biscuit box
Tin boxes, which many people call tin cans, are made of tinplate as a raw material, which is a packaging box made of tinplate through different processes such as welding or stamping and clasps. Because it is made of tinplate as raw material, it is also called a tinplate box. What is the difference between a tin box and a tin can? In fact, there is no strict difference at this point. Generally speaking, the raw material used for square and rectangular tin boxes is tinplate, which originated in Bohemia (in today’s Czech Republic and Slovakia). The area has been rich in metal since ancient times, with advanced technology and know how to use water power to engage in machine manufacturing.
Tinplate has been produced since the 14th century. After the First World War, the armies of various countries made a large number of iron containers (cans) and continue to use them today. Tinplate is an iron sheet with a layer of tin plated on the surface. It is not easy to rust and is also called tinplate. This kind of coated steel plate has been called “tinplate” for a long time in China. Some people think that because the tinplate used to make cans was imported from Macau (English name Macau can be read as horse mouth), it is called “tinplate”. There are also other sayings. For example, China used this kind of tin-plated sheet to make kerosene lamp caps, which were shaped like horse horns, so they were called “tinplate”. The name “tinplate” is not exact. Therefore, the name “tinplate” was no longer used in official documents at the China Tinplate Conference in 1973.