China Packaging: Tin

Tin Packaging

Tin packaging offers incredible benefits to businesses. It's economical, easily recyclable, and one of the easiest food-grade materials to use for food products. For large scale operations, being able to order large volume tin packaging directly from factories is crucial to keeping costs low and keeping pace with demand, which is why so many businesses partner with Kanary.

We help connect businesses with partner factories that reliably manufacture high-quality products at excellent prices. Contact us to learn more about how Kanary can partner with you.

Custom Tin Packaging
Any kind of tin packaging you need, either customizing existing designs or development of prototype packaging types.
Wholesale Two Piece Tin Cans
Wholesale two piece tin cans available in all sizes and designs. Food-grade tin available upon request, as well as customized branding and labeling.
Tin Cans for Chicken, Processed Meats, Sausages, and Other Proteins
Food-grade tin cans for chicken, processed meats, sausages, and other proteins. Can be sourced with needed certifications and can be partnered with white label suppliers.
Tin Cookie Jars
Tin cookie jars in all shapes, sizes, and lid styles. Food-grade tin available as needed, and jars can be customized and branded as needed.
Tin Case Packaging
Tin case packaging for a variety of products, including make-up, cannabis, cookies, candies, and more. Food-grade tin, branding, and customizations available as needed.
Tin Cans for Sauces, Pastes, and Other Liquids
Food-grade tin cans for sauces, pastes, and other consumable liquids. Customizations and branding available upon request, and cans are sourced with required certifications of safety.
Tin Cans for Milk and Other Dairy Products
Food-grade tin cans for milk and other dairy products. Cans can be sourced to be regulatory requirements as needed and can be branded per request.
Wholesale Three Piece Tin Cans
Wholesale three piece tin cans for soups, sauces, and other food products. Can be sourced in food-grade tin with certifications to meet applicable regulatory standards of destination countries.
Wholesale Soup Tin Cans
Wholesale soup tin cans in customized sizes and designs. Compatible with white label sourcing partners, with custom labeling and branding available.
Slim Tall Round Tins
Small, tall, round tins for teas, incense, and more. Variety of heights and widths available, as well as lids. Can be customized as needed, including graphic designs and other branding.
Wholesale Single Drawn Tin Cans
Wholesale single drawn tin cans available for a variety of products, including seafood and ready-meals. Can be customized and branded per request.
Ready Meal Tins
Ready-meal tins for a variety of pre-prepared meals. Can be sourced in a variety of tin designs and sizes, are made from certified food-grade tin, and can be made with required safety certifications.
Pet Food Tins
Pet food tins in multiple sizes and designs available for wholesale. Tins are sourced certified safe for pets and can meet appropriate regulatory requirements in destination countries.
Oil Drum Shape Tin Can
Oil drum-shape tin cans for oil or novelty use. Can be manufactured to regulatory specifications as needed and can be branded and customized upon request.
Mini Rectangle Sliding Tin Box
Mini-rectangle sliding tin boxes, either food-grade or standard, available for wholesale purchase. Customizations available, including multiple sizes, labeling, and other graphic designs and branding.
Infant Formula Tins
Food-grade tins for infant formula. Manufacturers are certified for formula packaging, and Kanary ensures that tins will be regulatory requirements of destination countries.
Fruit and Vegetable Tin Cans
Food-grade fruit and vegetable tin cans available for large bulk orders. Can be labeled as needed and sizes can be customized per request.
Wholesale Drawn and Wall-Ironed Tin Cans
Wholesale DWI tin cans available for large volume order from betted suppliers. Cans can be made food-grade and can be customized per request.
Wholesale Drawn and Redrawn Tin Cans
Wholesale DRD tin cans available for bulk order. Suppliers are vetted before orders are placed, and DRD tin cans can be made food-grade.
Custom Coffee Tins
Customized coffee tins for wholesale, including labeling, custom graphic designs, lid types, and sizes.
Wholesale Christmas Design Tin Cans
Wholesale Christmas-design tin cans for holiday retail selling. Can be designed for candles, loose products, candies, and more. Food-grade tin and customizations available.
Child Resistant Tin Boxes
Child-resistant tin boxes for hazardous products, including cannabis, small candies, and more. Child-proof mechanisms can be customized, and tins can be branded per request.
Cannabis Tin Packaging
Cannabis tin packaging for prerolls, available in multiple sizes to fit multiple pre-roll sizes. Can be branded as needed.
Candle Tin Cans
Candle tins for retail candle sale. Can be sourced in conjunction with a candle supplier, with customizations in tins and candles available as needed.
Beer Shaped Tins for Tshirts
Beer shaped tins for tshirts, either for retail sale or promotional use. Tins can be made in preferred sizes and can be branded as needed.
Food Grade Tin Cans
Bulk order food-grade tin cans for any kind of food product, including fruits, vegetables, proteins, and more. Can be customized as needed, including with unique printed labels.
Square Tin Boxes
Square tin boxes available in multiple sizes, including shallow and deep designs. Can be sourced as food-grade and can be customized per request.
Custom Tea Tins
Custom tea tins for brands looking to sell proprietary tea or white label tea. Tea tins can be customized according to size, shape, and preferred graphic branding.
Tin Cases
Tin cases for chocolates, candies, mints, and more. Can be manufactured with lids, including detachable, hinged, and sliding lids, and can be customized as needed.
Coffee Tins
Coffee tins in all sizes for retail coffee sale. Can have graphic designs and other branding applied as needed, and multiple lid styles are available.
Round Tin Containers
Round tin containers ideal for candies, mints, small toys, and other small objects. Can be sourced in any size, can be branded as needed, and can be certified food-grade.
Tin Containers with Lids
Tin containers with lids, including detachable lids and hinged lids. Can be manufactured as novelties or as food-grade containers. Customizations and branding available upon request.
Candy Tins
Candy tins in a variety of sizes, colors, and shapes. Available in detachable lids or hinged lids, with customized branding available.
Tin Boxes
Tin boxes with detachable or hinged lids in a variety of sizes. Can be branded with custom graphic designs and can be made food-grade as needed.
Wholesale Tea Tins
Wholesale tea tins for loose-leaf or pre-pouched tea. Can be branded with graphic designs and can be sourced in a variety of sizes.
Tin Cans
Traditional tin cans of any size and shape, as well as any specific design or feature. Can be customized to preference and can be sourced with food-grade certification.

Sourcing Tin Packaging: Step-by-Step


Confirm Packaging Needs

Before we start looking for a tin packaging supplier, our experts make sure we understand the ins and outs of your business and business needs. We confirm the type of packaging you need, and we can also make recommendations of alternative choices that may be a better fit.


Tin Packaging Supplier Search

Next, our experts start searching for China factories that may be a good fit. We begin with 30-50 potential options, narrowing down choices based on how good of a fit they are for your needs. Kanary considers factors like pricing, lead times, production capability, and overall quality of a provider.


Sampling and Inspection

When Kanary narrows down the factory choices to around 3-5, our experts begin a more thorough vetting process. We inspect the factory in person, make contact with factory managers and owners, and request samples (and schedule their delivery). Kanary makes sure that factory choices are capable of applicable branding, including applying preferred graphic designs to packaging.


Final Supplier Selection

Based on the samples and in-person inspection, Kanary will consult with you to make a final choice. We help you consider all of the variables in a concise, easy-to-digest manner, which helps you to confidently make an informed decision. We may also recommend that you choose a back-up choice, just in case your primary selection falls through.


Mass Production

Once a supplier is chosen, mass production begins. Kanary supervises production and quality control protocols, and our experts remain available to address production issues as they arise. Kanary also ensures that finished products are properly stored while your full order is manufactured.


Sea Freight Shipping, Customs, and Final Delivery

Kanary schedules and monitors sea freight shipping for your order, and we help consult with businesses on challenges to prepare for when clearing customs. Our team will tell you what paperwork you need to have and, if delays arise, the best way to navigate and resolve customs delays. Once your order clears customs, Kanary handles delivery to the final destination.

kanary: The Best Choice in Sourcing Tin Packaging

Kanary helps source products from China everyday, and our expertise makes it a painless, easy process to get what your business needs to thrive. If your business is ready to take advantage of what bulk ordering from China has to offer, we'd love to partner with you. Fill out our online form, and we'll get started on creating a perfect sourcing plan for you!

Words from our clients

I’ve been in this industry for a long time and I was surprised that Kanary was able to help find us machines for a 1/3 of the cost compared with US and European manufacturers. What I really enjoy with Kanary is that they constantly keep me in the loop and get back to me almost instantaneously. What’s also great is that they kept me in the loop with the shipping, customs clearance, delivery, and also arrange travels for engineers from the factory to install our equipment.  The quality has been outstanding and I’m in the process of building out a new facility with them.
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I’ve been in the construction industry for over 30 years. We’ve always bought from US distributors. I reached out to Kanary out of curiosity to see if we could find similar construction materials of high quality. I did not think they were going to make much progress and so I was shocked when they found the exact manufacturer that my distributors have been buying from within 2 weeks. They were able to make contact and have the factory send me samples within a week.  By connecting directly with the factory, we’re looking at savings of over 30%.
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We’ve done quite a few different packaging projects with Kanary in the past (Child-resistant packaging, glass jars, plastic bags, shipper boxes, etc.). We sent AI files to Kanary, who then worked directly with the factory's design team to make prototypes of the packaging. Our in-house designer is very particular about our designs and Kanary was really flexible and worked with us when our designers wanted to make changes in the packaging development process. They were able to manufacture different prototypes at different price points, which gave us options when making our final decision.
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Tin Packaging Resources

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Tin Packaging FAQs

Where can I buy bulk or wholesale tea tins?

Partnering with a tea tin manufacturer in China is a great way to buy wholesale tea tins for your business, but that's often easier said than done. While there are a lot of great options for factories, there are also a lot of options that won't end up being a good fit for your business.

You need to take time in finding a supplier when you decide to buy from China. If you're a beginner and looking to make a significant investment with a factory, you may want to partner with a specialist to make sure you find a supplier you can trust. Sourcing specialists, like Kanary, do the leg work in searching for and vetting suppliers so you can invest resources in other areas of your business.

Who makes tin boxes?

Tin is a common material in manufactured goods, so there are a lot of factories that specialize in using tin to make boxes and other products, especially in China. If you're looking to buy large volume orders from a factory, then partnering with a wholesale provider in China may be a good option.

If you've never worked with a China factory before, we recommend using the services of a sourcing specialist, like Kanary.

Where can I get candy tins for wholesale?

Wholesale candy tin factories can be found in China, among other places, though there are a few considerations you'll need to keep in mind when choosing a factory:

  • Food-grade tin: First and foremost, you need to partner with a factory that can make food-grade tin.
  • Specific tin sizes and shapes: Depending on the candy you plan to sell, your candy tins may need to be a specific size or shape. Not all tin manufacturers will make all sizes and shapes of tins, so make sure you choose one that will make the kind of product you need.
  • Branding or graphic design capabilities: Finally, you may need a manufacturer to apply certain branding elements to your tins (like graphic design services). Not all suppliers can customize products in the same ways, so make sure you communicate this need to potential candidates.

What are coffee tins made of?

While you may think that coffee tins are made out of tin by default, this isn't the case. Coffee tins nowadays are made of multiple options, including aluminum or tin-coated steel. However, you can find a manufacturer to make coffee tins out of your preferred material, especially with the help of a sourcing specialist, like Kanary.

Where can I buy bulk coffee tins?

China is a great place to look when trying to buy bulk coffee tins, you'll find many supplier selections on B2B platforms like Alibaba. However, if you're new to searching for suppliers through online platforms, you'll need to use caution when choosing. While outright scams are rare, it's not hard to find a low-quality supplier just looking to make a quick buck.

How do you custom make a metal tin can?

You need to find a manufacturer that has the engineering capabilities to make a custom metal tin can. There are a few ways you can connect with a factory capable of making customized products, especially if you're looking to source from China:

  • Alibaba: Alibaba is the world's largest B2B online platform, and it serves as a place where businesses can connect with wholesale providers. Not all suppliers are a quality choice, so be sure to take your time vetting any potential candidates from this platform.
  • Trade shows: Factory managers and owners often go to trade shows to advertise their services, which may be a convenient spot to quickly connect with stakeholders and get a jump-start on a working relationship.
  • Google searches: Most legitimate factories will have a website advertising services, and you can use that website to make an initial connection. Keep in mind, you'll still need to take your time with these candidates to ensure they are high-quality choices and a good fit for your business.
  • Sourcing agents or specialists: A sourcing agent is a 3rd-party that can search for, vet, and help facilitate a business relationship between you and a potential factory. For example, Kanary is a sourcing agent that specializes in connecting businesses with factories in China.

Where can I buy small tin containers?

If you're looking to make a large volume order of small tin containers for your business, then Kanary can help you buy them! We'll connect you with a factory in China that offers the specific services you need, supervise production, and facilitate sea freight shipping.

Who can design my tin containers?

If you need custom tin containers designed and manufactured, Kanary can help! We can help connect you with a China factory that is capable of creating a customized product, and we:

  • Help deliver design files between you and the supplier
  • Schedule delivery of prototypes and help you evaluate their quality
  • Manage mass production in-person
  • Handle sea freight shipping

Are food-grade tin cans from China safe?

Yes, as long as you work with a reputable supplier. It's a myth that China manufacturing is low-quality or unreliable. There are a lot of excellent suppliers in China, but the issue is that there are a lot of suppliers in general. That means there's a good chance you could come across a low-quality, unreliable supplier that could potentially make tin cans that aren't food-grade.

Businesses need to take the time to vet potential factories before making significant financial investments. For businesses that don't have the expertise, resources, or both, a 3rd-party (like Kanary) to help them find a supplier they can trust without a lot of trial and error.

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