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Tata expanding tinplate capacity

Post By: Organic Development on Monday, 19 February 2007

Tinplate Co of India Ltd (TCIL), a Tata group subsidiary, plans to double its exports of tinplate to other Asian markets from next year, its managing director Bushen Raina has told Metal Bulletin.

TCIL has been consistently exporting 30-35 percent of its 180,000 tpy tinplate output over the last four years, according to Raina. This proportion will rise to 40 percent once a new 200,000 tpy tinning line, to be supplied by Nippon Steel Engineering under a contract...

Sale of Weirton tinplate business agreed

Post By: Organic Development on Monday, 22 January 2007

Arcelor Mittal, the world's largest steel company, has agreed to sell its tinplate plant and other steel finishing operations in Weirton, West Virginia, to Esmark Inc. to satisfy US antitrust concerns. The MOU is expected to lead to a definitive purchase agreement by 2 February, subject to approval by the US Department of Justice.

Esmark is a major steel distributor which recently won control of nearby Wheeling-Pittsburg Corp and plans to combine its steelmaking facilities with Weirton’s finishing operations. “We are excited...

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