2. What is tin used for?
Tin is mainly used for solder and tin plate, but tin and organic and inorganic tin compounds have a very wide range of applications, for example in plastics, ceramic and coating colouring agents, specialised glass, fire retardants, cement and electronics. The primary metal in food and drink storage cans is sheet steel coated with a thin layer of tin, known as tinplate. It is also widely used in bakeware.