Tin has been around for thousands of years and was most commonly used for the manufacturing of bronze, which is a tin and copper alloy. Today, most people would associate tin with the tin can found on grocery store shelves. However, tin and its alloys are used for far more than the making of bronze and the storing of food. Tin sheets are often used for the creation of decorative elements for homes, countertops and the making of jewelry.
Industries that Use Tin Sheets
Tin sheets are used in a variety of industries, including the aerospace, construction and home decor, electronics, jewelry manufacturing and telecommunications. Tin sheets are made from tin and other alloying metals, like lead, copper, nickel and zinc, depending on the desired characteristic needed for the sheet metal. Tin if often preferred by these industries because it is corrosion resistant, available in several colors and finishes and cost-effective when compared to other types of metals, like gold, silver, copper and platinum. Tin is also preferred because it is easy to cut and form around objects.
Residential and Commercial Interior Decor
Tin is often used in exterior and interior home decor for its aesthetic value, durability and resistance to corrosion. It’s also often more economically friendly than other types of sheet metal, like copper and stainless steel.
Custom Ceilings and Walls
In luxury homes, tin sheets are often stamped and formed into custom tin tiles that are then used to create custom walls and ceilings for a completely unique interior look and feel. The tin sheet may also be available in several colors, depending on the composition of the sheet metal. Common colors include gray or silver, red or copper colored or even gold colored.
Due to tin’s resistance to corrosion, water-resistance and easy to clean properties, it’s often used in kitchens as either a stamped or flat panel backsplash instead of tile or satin paint where uniqueness and durability are required.
Tin sheets can be used as custom countertops in residential kitchens and bathrooms and in industrial settings where corrosion resistance and durability are needed for workspaces, break rooms and dining areas.
Tin is often used in jewelry manufacturing to create custom trinkets and pendants. This is because small sheets of tin are easily cut into various shapes, like circles, stars and diamonds, then stamped with intricate designs. These pendants and trinkets can then be added to necklaces, earring posts and loops and bracelets to create custom jewelry.
Tin Sheets from Belmont Metals
Here at Belmont Metals, we sell tin sheets for a variety of applications and uses. We offer Grade A Tin 99.85 Minimum Sheet in .50-.055” by 7.65” by 12.25” as well as other tin products, including tin powers, ingots, bars and shot. If you need tin sheets for your industrial or manufacturing business or another type of tin metal or alloy, let us know. We have the ability to fill large and small orders via our online store or by calling us at 718-342-4900.