It is a malleable metal, solid in room temperature, which does not oxide easily and resistant to corrosion.

Very important in industry and one of the earliest materials used by mankind, tin is obtained by casting cassiterite. After the casting, high purity ingots are made. Due to its important properties, such as low mechanical resistance, high ductility, resistance to corrosion and oxidation, ingots are used in the production of cast, forged and laminate pieces, linings, anodes, among other applications.