A tin can, tin, steel can, or a can, is a sealed container for the distribution or storage of goods, composed of thin metal. Many cans require opening by cutting the “end” open; others have removable covers. Cans hold diverse contents: foods, beverages, oil, chemicals, etc. “Tin” cans are made of tinplate (tin-coated steel). In some locations, cans made of aluminium are called “tin cans”.