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New ITRI study shows level of tin use in all key sectors remains strong

Post By: Organic Development on Tuesday, 11 December 2007

ITRI today released new data on global tin use by market sector in 2006 together with information on use trends from 2004-2007. This unique study, carried out as part of ITRI’s Sustainability Project, is based not only on national and international statistics from official agencies, but information from industry experts, and most significantly, direct survey results from downstream tin users.

Key conclusions to be drawn from the new ITRI study include;
• Solders were found to account for around 52% of global...

Nippon Mining to produce secondary tin

Post By: Organic Development on Friday, 27 July 2007

Japan’s Nippon Mining & Metals is to build a precious and base metals recycling plant near Tokyo that could produce 500 tpy of secondary tin from 2009.

Platts Commodity News reports that the Hitachi Metal Recycling Complex will produce precious metals, indium, nickel, and tin by leaching electronic and auto component scrap collected mainly in the Tokyo metropolis. Intermediate copper material produced at the company's Saganoseki copper smelting plant in western Japan, will also be used.

The plant will be...

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