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Empac’s updated carbon footprint model reports solid progress

Post By: Tony Wallace on Monday, 21 January 2013

Empac, European Metal Packaging, the association of European producers of rigid metal packaging and their supply chain partners, is pleased to announce the update of its carbon footprint model, using 2008 data, which is the latest available input for steel manufacturers.

The study records significant reductions in CO2-equivalent emissions of up to 21% when compared to the 2006 results.  The study was conducted by TNO, the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research and the final report was peer reviewed by...

Kazakhstan tinplate production continues to decline

Post By: Peter Kettle on Tuesday, 15 January 2013

According to official data released by the Kazakh Statistics Agency, national tinplate production fell by 28.7% to 147,385 tonnes in 2012. This was the third consecutive year in which production has declined, having peaked at 201,000 tonnes in 2009. The country's crude steel production also fell, down by 21.6% to 3.77 million tonnes and sales of most finished steel products were also reduced significantly.

ArcelorMittal Temirtau is Kazakhstan's sole steel and tinplate producer and has three tinning lines...

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