Steel is used for a wide variety of metal packaging applications. It is used in packaging and closures for human and pet food, beverages, aerosols, personal care, household and automotive products, industrial products and paints, gift items and promotional products. Steel is a unique packaging material that combines exceptional performance with unrivaled environmental credentials. It is strong, formable and durable, and offers numerous advantages for the safe packaging of a wide variety of products.

In the food and beverage industry, steel is the preferred material for storing processed foods, seafood, dairy products, syrups and baked goods. There are two main types of steel used for food packaging applications: electrolytic tinplate (ETP) and electrolytic chromium coated steel (ECCS).