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Leading tin producers share positive industry outlook

Post By: Jeremy Pearce on Monday, 28 November 2016

The heads of the world's two largest producing tin mining companies, Yunnan Tin Group General Manager, Mr Li Gang, and PT Timah President Director, M. Riza Pahlevi Tabrani, responded positively to questions on price, demand and sustainability during the Leaders Discussion at the ITRI Asia Tin Summit in Shanghai last week. The panel was chaired by Deputy Bureau Chief of the Financial Times Beijing, Lucy Hornby, with Chief Sales Officer for Metallo Chimique, Inge Hofkens, and ITRI's David Bishop...

Alpha forecasts tin demand in new electronics applications

Post By: Peter Kettle on Thursday, 24 November 2016

Speaking at the ITRI Asia Tin Summit last week, Valentijn Van Velthoven of Alpha Assembly Solutions reviewed the key drivers of demand in the electronics assembly business and provided estimates of new tin demand being created in three key applications: power semiconductors, photovoltaic (PV) cells and LED lighting. He concluded that global tin use in these three areas could amount to some 10,000 tpy by 2020, compared to less than 2,000 tpy in the 2011 base year used in...

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