Steel for packaging - Flat steel products intended for use in contact with foodstuffs, products or beverages for human and animal consumption - Tin coated steel (tinplate)
This document specifies the composition of the base steel used for the production of tinplate for use in direct contact with foodstuffs or products for human and animal consumption as well as the composition of tin used to coat it. Tinplate can be produced with or without an organic coating.
The main examples of use are:
-- drinks cans,
-- food cans,
-- packaging of dry foods,
-- aerosol cans.
The material should be chosen in accordance with the conditions for its use.
This standard does not apply to categories of steel other than steel for packaging intended for use in contact with foodstuffs, products or beverages for human or animal consumption.