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ITRI Survey shows robust growth in tin use

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Wednesday, 20 September 2017

ITRI's thirteenth annual survey of tin users gathered data from tin users worldwide between June and August 2017, showing robust growth of 3.3% in 2016. 136 companies took part; accounting for some 46% of estimated global refined tin use.

ITRI also expects continued though more modest growth in 2017. ITRI analyst Tom Mulqueen commented: "Latest reports for the latter half of 2017 suggest tin usage in chemicals and tinplate in China has been stronger than the 1.3% indicated by...

Insight on tin use in glass production

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Tin use in float glass production totalled some 3,900 tonnes in China and 7,100 tonnes worldwide in 2016, according to estimates by Hou Yinglan from the Zhangzhou Kibing Glass company, who presented at ITRI's Asia Tin Week in Kunming.

Tin is used in the production of float glass in a liquid "tin bath" to provide a flat surface over which molten glass can float and solidify. Hou Yinglan estimates that there were 359 float glass production lines in...

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