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Remove redirectEdit

This page automatically redirected to Aluminium foil - which seemed incorrect, given that Tin foil is linked from Oil paint, which almost certainly refers to Tin, not Aluminium. It seems there may have been a merge in the past? See discussion page for Aluminium foil.

I simply copied the relevant section (History) from Aluminium foil verbatim, and the Misnomers section is also basically a verbatim copy. It was written for a different article so somebody might want to clean it up. --Adx (talk) 22:44, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

I edited to incorporate some of the text from the pre-merger tinfoil article and edit out some bits that seemed to refer specifically to aluminium foil. I agree with your unmerge; they are two seperate if related products. -- Infrogmation (talk) 00:34, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

I removed the line about a modern use of tin foil being electrolytic capacitors. Regardless of the reference saying that's the case, I'm certain "aluminium electrolytic capacitors" use aluminium foil and not tin (since this article is mostly highlighting a difference between the two). It's worth noting that tin foil is still the common name for aluminium foil in britain, so that probably explains the reference. --KX36 (talk) 22:10, 9 May 2013 (UTC)


I have copy edited the paragraph about aluminium foil to flow better but I'm cofused by the original wording which said "Tin was first replaced by aluminium starting in 1910, when the first aluminium foil rolling plant, “Dr. Lauber, Neher & Cie., Emmishofen.” was opened in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland. The plant, owned by aluminium manufacturers J.G. Neher & Sons, started in 1886 in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, at the foot of the Rhine Falls—capturing the falls’ energy to produce aluminium." the way it's worded it seems that the aluminium rolling plant started life Schaffhausen and was moved to Kreuzlingen but not used until 1910 - which seems unlikely. Should it read that the company J.G. Neher & Sons was founded in 1886 in Schaffhausen and then they amalgamated with Laubey and Cie and moved to Kreuzlingen? Richerman (talk) 17:37, 2 February 2017 (UTC)