|WikiProject Food and drink||(Rated C-class, Low-importance)|
|WikiProject Containers||(Rated C-class)|
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What are the dimensions of an aluminum can?
how much aluminum is need to make an aluminum can?
- As little as possible. You can simply weight it. The can's material is nearly 100% aluminum except for some trace elements to improve its physical properties and the ink. Wasted material during production is almost 0. Years ago there was a Scientific American article on this issue. Go to your library and check it out. I'd like to but don't wait for me to write. -- Toytoy 23:55, Sep 22, 2004 (UTC)
Although traditional cans ("tins") (late 19-th century) where tin plated, I've never come across a tin-plated beverage container in my life. E.g. in the Netherlands Coca Cola containers are steel and they have a plastic (organic material) lining inside. It is interesting that Coca Cola makes a point of claiming the lining of aluminium cans contains PTA but is safe while remaining silent about steel cans. I don't feel confident and don't know the figures to change the reference to tin-plated.
Split Current characteristics
In order to compare to the "Impact of bottled water" article, I think the second part should be split off into its own topic which address environmental impact and health concerns.
"like a 1970s American-style brake fluid can"
Are non-Americans supposed to know how such a can looked? A better description or (link to) picture would be nice, I think. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 08:28, August 24, 2007 (UTC)
The Tallboy disambiguation page links here, but there's no description of a Tallboy. It's 16 oz in North America, but I'm not sure if that's consistent globally. — Preceding unsigned comment added by MrSnow (talk • contribs) 22:51, 20 August 2015 (UTC)