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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...

Rexam swaps steel for aluminium in Spain

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Thursday, 02 October 2014

Leading European beverage can manufacturer Rexam PLC has planned a full conversion from steel to aluminium can production in Spain, to be supplied under a new contract with Constellium.

Rexam is the leading beverage can producer in Spain, where over 7 billion beverage cans are produced every year. It has received support from Constellium in its decision to complete the transition from steel to aluminium can production as part of additional contracts granted to Constellium to supply Rexam with...

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