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Tinplate recycling: all-time record broken again

Post By: Tony Wallace on Monday, 17 December 2012

ThyssenKrupp Rasselstein reports that in 2011, the rate in Germany at which used packaging steel was recycled into new steel reached 93.9 percent. This was the figure quoted by the Gesellschaft für Verpackungsmarktforschung (Society for Packaging Research) in its latest recycling review for packaging in reporting year 2011.

It exceeds the previous top rate, which was achieved in 2008, by a further 0.3 percentage points.

The values relate to a total consumption quantity of 479,800 tons of tinplate which...

Scope of WINSteel tinplate joint venture expanded

Post By: Peter Kettle on Monday, 03 September 2012

The two partners in WISCO-Nippon Steel Tinplate Co, Ltd (WINSteel) have announced plans to lease extra facilities from WISCO to expand the capacity of the 50:50 joint venture in China's mid-west. WINSteel, established in October last year, is currently constructing a 200,000 tpy electrolytic tinning line and an associated 400,000 tpy continuous annealing and processing line in Wuhan City, Hubei province. The partners have now agreed to lease extra facilities with the same capacities from WISCO, boosting WINSteel's planned...

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