Meeting Sustainability & Technology Challenges

The International Tin Association (ITA) is pleased to announce that the 12th International Tinplate Conference will be an online event and take place on 20-21 October 2021.

The 12th International Tinplate Conference was originally due to take place in London last year but with restrictions in global travel due to COVID-19 likely to continue into next year the decision has been made to move the conference online. We are excited about the opportunities this online event may bring to increase global participation.

The two-day event will include presentations and Q&A sessions on Market outlook, Sustainability, New tinplate technologies, New technologies for can makers and Container fabrication, performance and use. In the session breaks there will also be networking opportunities through social lounges and exhibitor/sponsor booths.

Held every four years, the first International Tinplate Conference took place in 1976 and it is well respected in the industry as a unique forum for tracking market and technology changes in tinplate. The event attracts delegates from across the supply chain, including tinplate producers, traders, analysts, can makers, lacquer suppliers, equipment and electrolyte suppliers. The last conference in London in 2016 attracted over 125 delegates.

The programme for the event is scheduled to be announced in August.

Latest Information

Call for papers announced (see tab above)

Call for Papers

ITA invites authors wishing to present a paper to submit a title and short abstract of about 400 words in English, providing sufficient information for a fair assessment.

Topics of interest but not limited to:

What are the latest trends in the global tinplate market?
Where are the new markets for tinplate?
New tinplate production and overcapacity
Analysis of tin demand and supply
Sustainability messages across the supply chain, the circular economy
Responsible supply chain
New tinplate production methods
New developments in can making technology
Low energy and clean technologies
Light-weighting trends
Food contact compliance issues
Tinplate performance and quality control

Submit an Abstract

Please submit titles and abstracts to:
Tony Wallace, Technology Manager, ITA
email: [email protected]
Tel: +44 (0)1727 871326


Topic sessions will include:
– Market outlook
– Sustainability
– New tinplate technologies
– New technologies for can makers
– Container fabrication, performance and user programme


Contact Details
Cognition AM Ltd
(an ITA company)
+44 (0)1727 876020
[email protected]