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ITRI Reports New Data On Global Tin Use and Recycling

Post By: Organic Development on Thursday, 18 December 2008

ITRI today released new data on global tin use by market sector in 2007, together with information on use trends from 2004-2008. Information from this unique industry study, carried out as part of ITRI’s Sustainability Project, is based not only on published statistics and expert estimates, but also a direct large-scale survey of individual downstream tin users carried out over the past few months.

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This year’s industry survey has benefited from a big increase in the number of participating companies and has...

Japan tin recycling unit starts up

Post By: Organic Development on Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Nippon Mining & Metals recently completed the first phase construction and partly started test operation of the Hitachi Metal Recycling Complex (HMC) project, according to Japan Metal Daily. When it reaches full capacity in 2009 the plant will produce 500 tonnes per year each of tin and nickel, 200 tpy of bismuth and 150 tpy of antimony.

HMC will recover the metals by leaching electronic and auto component scrap collected mainly in the Tokyo metropolis. Intermediate copper material produced at...

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