Science: Paper Cans

Is the tin can doomed? American Can Co. last week got ready to produce a so-called fiber ersatz for the metal cans of which this company has hitherto been No. 1 U.S. manufacturer.

Customers, who have already begun to buy paint and motor oil in paper containers, will not be surprised to learn that the fiber can is also essentially a paper can. Some fiber cans still have metal tops and bottoms.

The new cans save tin and iron for war uses. They can be made by the same machinery that makes tin cans, are...

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