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ITRI conference reviews latest tinplate innovations

Post By: Jeremy Pearce on Friday, 07 October 2016

ITRI's 11th International Tinplate Conference held in London October 5th & 6th 2016 showcased the latest innovations in tinplate production and use, demonstrating the unique ability of tinplate to adapt to fast-changing and demanding market drivers.

ITRI has hosted the conference every four years since 1976 and it is well respected in the industry as a unique forum for tracking market and technology changes in tinplate. 130 delegates attended from 27 countries, including representatives from most major tinplate companies and...

Tin alloy fuel catalysts save fuel and cut pollution

Post By: Tony Wallace on Wednesday, 07 January 2015

Global tin industry organisation ITRI has called for more research into the use of tin alloy pellets added to fuel following successful field trials in Malaysia. Positive results on fuel saving and exhaust emissions reduction have been identified using eleven different engines.

Stringent targets are in place worldwide to cut pollution from engines and improve fuel economy as governments urgently try to reduce harmful emissions as well as our dependence on fossil fuels. At the same time a surprisingly...

New stainless steel grade has tin potential

Post By: Organic Development on Friday, 11 February 2011

Nippon Steel has received a Nikkei award for a breakthrough in ferritic stainless steel technology that uses a 0.1% tin addition as a partial substitute for chromium. The new stainless steel grade looks set to compete strongly with the two main representative grades of TP304 (18%Cr-8%Ni) and TP430 (18%Cr), which together currently account for a little over half of all stainless steel production of some 30 million tpy. The new product, NSSC FW1 (Forward One) stainless steel, was launched...

Pewter Live 2008 - Think outside the home!

Post By: Organic Development on Wednesday, 17 October 2007

Pewter Live, the pewter industry’s showcase design competition, is going outdoors. For 2008 the brief is to design an item for use outside the home – in the garden, conservatory, patio, or even for a window box or to take on a picnic. Pewter weathers beautifully and it is therefore an ideal material for outdoor use – from water features to sundials, planters to candleholders - pewter can be used to create fun and functional items to soothe or stimulate the senses…

Pow! It's Pewter! - Pewter Live 2007

Post By: Organic Development on Monday, 09 July 2007

This year the annual Pewter Live competition, held at the Pewterers’ Hall, City of London, exceeded all expectations in both the quantity and quality of the entries received. For the home and business there were designs for lighting, door furniture, bathrooms, restaurants and weddings; for the clubber there was chunky ‘bling’, hip hop accessories and a sipsafe bottle top; for the avant garde surreal ‘finger’ hooks, a deconstructed tankard and a body sculpture; and for the more practical, Christmas tree decorations, a champagne...

ITRI Launches On-line Tin Archive Index- 'Tindex'

Post By: Organic Development on Thursday, 14 June 2007

ITRI has announced the launch of ‘Tindex’, a fully searchable index to its tin document archive, which is for the first time available on-line. The Tindex contains around 50,000 references to documents, which are held in the ITRI archive. Registration to gain access to this information is free of charge and is a quick and simple process.

The Tindex is the result of more than 70 years of work by librarians at ITRI, previously known as the ‘International Tin Research Institute’....

ITRI Launches Tin Innovations Network (TIN)

Post By: Organic Development on Wednesday, 31 January 2007

The Tin Innovations Network (TIN) was launched in January 2007 as a major new initiative by ITRI aimed at bringing together research communities from around the world to focus on tin innovations. Through increased communication and cooperation, the network will optimise research funding strategies and decrease time to market.

ITRI, formerly the International Tin Research Institute, has been at the forefront of tin research for more than 70 years, pioneering developments in continuous bronze casting, organotins and tinplate testing,...

Conran brothers spot future trends at pewter design competition

Post By: Organic Development on Friday, 09 June 2006

Students at Pewter Live 2006 get support from Sebastian and Jasper for innovative designs

Internationally renowned designer Sebastian Conran has picked the next big thing in interior design, and it’s made of pewter.

The winners of the design competition, Pewter Live 2006, were announced on Wednesday 7 June following judging by an expert panel, led by Sebastian, and comprising retail, media, manufacturing and fashion expertise. Prizes were presented by special guest Jasper Conran.

The overall best in show and first...


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