Metals

Metals in graphic products 

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  • Created on: 21-05-12 15:41

Steel

Properties:

  • Tough
  • Ductile
  • Malleable
  • Good tensile strength
  • Easily joined by welding
  • Porr resistance to corrosion
  • When rolled it becomes lightweight and easily formed into shapes

Examples:

  • Range of food cans
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Aluminium

Properties:

  • Strong
  • Lightweight
  • Easily formed into shapes
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Ductie
  • Soft
  • Difficult to join via welding
  • Good conductor of electricity
  • Easily recycleable without degrading
  • Uses energy when refining

Examples:

  • Window frames
  • Soft drinks cans
  • Kitchen foil
  • Food containers
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Tin

Properties:

  • Weak and soft
  • Malleable
  • Ductile
  • Excellent resistance to corrosion
  • Expensive

Examples:

  • Tin cans
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