Steel barrel its application although only more than 100 years of history, but with the development of modern steel industry, the industrial and agricultural departments to provide a large number of steel, to become the basis of modern production departments, widely used in industrial products packaging, transport packaging and sales packaging, steel barrels become one of the main volume.
At present, in various countries, Japan and Europe, steel 14% or so, after paper and plastic packaging, accounting for the third, while the United States more than plastic packaging consumption of steel, about the second. China's steel accounted for about 8% of the total, after plastic. With the rapid development of various packaging technologies today, new and emerging, competition is very fierce, steel drums in some aspects of the application has been partially replaced by plastic or composite materials, but because the steel has a very good comprehensive performance, and resources are extremely rich, so the steel still maintain vitality, the application of more diverse forms. Especially in the field of composite materials found in the composite materials in the main barrier material layer, such as the successful application of the gold-plated composite film is a good proof.