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  • Metals X reports planned lower production in Q1 2015

    by: Tom Mulqueen, on Monday, 27 April 2015

    Australian tin producer, Metals X, has reported reduced production at its 50%-owned Renison mine in Tasmania of 1,578 tonnes of tin in Q1 2015, down 19% on final quarter of 2014.

    Production fell due to lower throughput and head grades of 156,642 tonnes of ore at 1.43%Sn, from 166,065 tonnes at 1.68% Sn the previous quarter. This occurred due to delayed production from a higher grade, narrow vein area of the mine, for which a future bulk mining...

  • Short-term price outlook - points to watch

    by: Peter Kettle, on Thursday, 23 April 2015

    The collapse in LME tin prices at the end of last week to a temporary low of some $13,600/t on Friday morning was the culmination of a downward trend that set in from the middle of last year. Eventually the price spiralled downward as market sentiment became very bearish and panic set in. However the market bounced back - initially helped by arbitrage buying from China and announcements of a sales halt and production cuts in Indonesia - and...

  • Major Indonesian producers comment further on planned cuts

    by: Peter Kettle, on Thursday, 23 April 2015

    Following initial announcements made last Friday, spokesmen for the two largest Indonesian tin producers provided further information on their immediate plans to Reuters and Bloomberg on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.

    PT Timah Corporate Secretary Agung Nugroho told both agencies that the company, which mined 32,319 tonnes of tin-in-concentrate in 2014, will cut monthly production to 1,500 – 2,000 tpm from this month. "We have cut our tin ore output and that limits our ability to produce refined...

  • Echa revising rules on dossier completeness checks

    by: Jonathan Rickwood, on Wednesday, 22 April 2015

    Chemical Watch reports that Echa is reviewing the rules on completeness checks of REACH dossiers and plans to launch them alongside the latest version of Iuclid, next year.

    The agency explained current state of play on these changes, in a paper presented to last month’s meeting of Competent Authorities on REACH and CLP (Caracal).

    It says it has reviewed the process to find out if more information should be verified; whether there should be manual as well as automated...

  • EU Commission sets out Eogrts plans

    by: Jonathan Rickwood, on Wednesday, 22 April 2015

    Chemical Watch reportst that The European Commission has decided what it will do about the 200 or so draft Decisions on testing proposals and compliance checks, which have been held up by the incorporation of a test study into the REACH information requirements.

    The saga goes back to 2011– the year the OECD adopted the extended one-generation reproductive toxicity study (Eogrts) as a replacement for the two-generation toxicity study. From this point onwards, Echa’s Member State Committee –...