Tin foil

foil wrap made of tin

Tin foil is a thin foil made of tin. Tin foil was replaced after World War II by aluminium foil. In the late 19th century and early 20th century, tin foil was in commonly used.[1]


Tin foil is stiffer than aluminium foil. It tends to give a slight tin taste to food that is wrapped in it. Tin foil is resistant to corrosion and oxidation.


  1. Nikita (2013-04-23). "Difference between Aluminum Foil and Tin Foil". www.differencebetween.info. Retrieved 2020-10-20.