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PT Timah maintains strong performance in Q3

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Thursday, 16 November 2017

State-owned Indonesian tin producer, PT Timah, has reported refined tin production of 7,932 tonnes for Q3 2017, effectively unchanged from Q2, but up 22.5% year-on-year.

Mined tin output fell 7.5% to 7,776 tonnes from the previous quarter, but was up 13.3% on the previous year. The company's refined tin stocks at the end of the quarter rose 4.6% year-on-year to 3,966 tonnes, while tin contained in ore and slag stocks rose 14% to 11,478 tonnes. Refined tin production over...

US tin stockpile upgraded from tin pest contamination

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Wednesday, 01 November 2017

Tin pest contamination in the US National Defence Stockpile (NDS) stockpile is being remediated over time using a simple remelting process to upgrade the more than 4,000 tonnes stored back to a 99% pure tin grade.

The stockpile, currently administered by the Defence Logistics Agency (DLA), was made in response to the Strategic and Critical Materials Stockpiling Act of 1939 to provide a reserve of strategic materials and minerals considered vital for military, industrial and civilian needs in...

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