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  • New tinning lines planned in Belarus and Turkey

    by: Tom Mulqueen, on Wednesday, 06 May 2015

    Two new electrolytic tinplate lines planned in Belarus and Turkey could produce up to 495,000 tpy by 2018. The new plants are strategically placed to capture domestic market share, as well as exporting production to the European Union (EU) and Commonwealth of Independent Countries (CIS).

    The tinning line in Turkey is a crucial element of a planned, $400 million steel mill to be constructed in Osmaniye, in the south of the country. The plant is a Turkish-Japanese joint venture...

  • Yunnan Tin stops production for maintenance for 45 days

    by: Peter Kettle, on Tuesday, 05 May 2015

    Yunnan Tin announced that it had stopped production for maintenance at its main smelter in Gejiu from 27th April. It is the second major producer in China to announce a production halt in April. The country's third largest producer, China Tin, has halted its production from 16th April. Both of the companies will cease production for 45 days. Yunnan Tin is largest tin producer in the world, recording a record level of output of 75,924 tonnes in 2014.

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  • Cinovec scoping study completed

    by: Tom Mulqueen, on Tuesday, 05 May 2015

    ASX-listed European Metals Holdings Limited has announced the completion of the scoping study for its Cinovec lithium-tin-tungsten project in the Czech Republic which suggests the project can be technically and economically viable.

    Cinovec now has a Maiden Indicated Mineral Resource of 7 Mt at 0.23% Sn, 0.03% W and 0.21% Li, equivalent respectively to 16,100 t, 2100 t and 14,700 t of contained metal, which was upgraded from part of the Inferred Tin Mineral Resource.

    The scoping study...

  • US$70 million Brazilian tinplate factory planned

    by: Tom Mulqueen, on Wednesday, 29 April 2015

    Korea-based metal company Shin Hwa Sil Up has announced plans to commit US$70 million along with local investors, to build a tinplate plant in Brazil's Rio Grande do Sul state, with a production capacity of 150,000 t/y of the material. Brazil's tinplate demand amounts to some 700,000 t/y, of which Shin Hwa is hoping to capture a 20% share.

    Currently, local steelmaker Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (CSN) is the sole producer of tinplate in Brazil. It produces the majority of...

  • 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...