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New tinning lines planned in Belarus and Turkey

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Wednesday, 06 May 2015

Two new electrolytic tinplate lines planned in Belarus and Turkey could produce up to 495,000 tpy by 2018. The new plants are strategically placed to capture domestic market share, as well as exporting production to the European Union (EU) and Commonwealth of Independent Countries (CIS).

The tinning line in Turkey is a crucial element of a planned, $400 million steel mill to be constructed in Osmaniye, in the south of the country. The plant is a Turkish-Japanese joint venture...

US$70 million Brazilian tinplate factory planned

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Korea-based metal company Shin Hwa Sil Up has announced plans to commit US$70 million along with local investors, to build a tinplate plant in Brazil's Rio Grande do Sul state, with a production capacity of 150,000 t/y of the material. Brazil's tinplate demand amounts to some 700,000 t/y, of which Shin Hwa is hoping to capture a 20% share.

Currently, local steelmaker Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (CSN) is the sole producer of tinplate in Brazil. It produces the majority of...

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