For almost a century, Lapham-Hickey Steel has provided high-quality tinplate and tin coated steel for a variety of industrial uses in a variety of gauges, coating weights, and tempers. Lapham-Hickey’s products combine strength, corrosive resistance, light weight and malleability, making them ideal for many precision uses, including food packaging and consumer products.

Regardless of your industry or application, we are committed to delivering you the very best tinplate and tin coated sheet products.

What is Tinplate?

Tinplate is thin, cold-rolled carbon steel coated with tin. The tin coating acts as a barrier to prevent water and air from corroding or damaging the steel.

Tinplate & Tin Coated Steel Applications

A majority of tinplate products have been used by the container industry in the manufacturing of closures and cans but today, there has been more demand for tin coated steel in the appliance and automotive markets. Tinplate and tin coated steel have a wide array of uses including but not limited to:

  • Beverage cans
  • Food containers
  • Oil filter shells
  • Metal hoses
  • Paint trays
  • Electronic shields
  • Bakeware
  • Machinery parts

Providing the experience you want

Lapham-Hickey provides outstanding customer service and the best technical support in the industry. Our service centers are ranked as one of the top 30 in the nation. Our outstanding employees are dedicated and devoted to serve you each and every day.


Providing the experience you want

Our knowledge of the metal industry is second to none.

  • Strong foundation of family ownership. Lapham-Hickey was established in 1926 and is now in the capable hands of a fourth generation
  • Deep understanding of steel market cycles
  • Expert engineers and skilled metallurgists design, develop and deliver reliable, durable products for the most challenging applications
  • All locations conform to ISO standards to ensure you get the product you want every single time
  • Deep understanding of steel market cycles