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New high for tinplate recycling rate in Europe

Post By: Peter Kettle on Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Recycling of steel packaging in Europe has reached a new all-time high of 76%, the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging (APEAL) announced this week. This record rate, based on 2014 data, confirms steel as Europe's most recycled packaging material for the 10th consecutive year and sees the recycling rate of steel packaging pull further away from that of other packaging materials.

In APEAL's latest Steel for Packaging Update newsletter secretary general Alexander Mohr commented: "Steel...

New tinning lines planned in Belarus and Turkey

Post 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...

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