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jadyn | 14:29 Thu 13th Nov 2008 | Science
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Why do tin cans ie baked bean/soup tins have a corrugated section in the metal through the middle? Is the tin-plate produced in this shape?

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I belive it's to reinforce the can and give it more strength.

http://www.can-news.com.au/files/library/pdfs/ Manufacture-can.pdf
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Thanks pug100
it also allows the can to expand if it gets hot without risking the integrity of the can

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