The International Tin Association (ITA) represents the global tin industry from its base in St. Albans, UK and its China office in Beijing.  Its is sponsored by its members, principally tin miners and smelters.  ITA’s aim is to support and encourage the use of tin in exisiting and new applications.

Tinplate is a significant tin using industry, globally the third largest user of tin, 14 per cent of world consumption in 2016.  ITA, previously the International Tin Research Institute, has a long history of support for the sector.  ITA continues this activity through its Tinplate membership scheme and its organisation of the International Tinplate Conference.

The Tinplate Group membership represents all segments of the industry supply chain, including tinplate producers, electrolyte suppliers, can makers and lacquer suppliers.  This combined expertise and global perspective provides a powerful forum for tackling key technical, environmental, and legislative challenges facing the tinplate packaging industry.

Membership of the ITA Tinplate Group gives the opportunity to get more involved in specific projects, meetings and discussions as well as access to information from the ITA archives.

Members also receive discounts on ITA laboratory services for standard tinplate tests and troubleshooting and reduced conference rates at the International Tinplate Conference.

Member’s List

Akzo Nobel
Ardagh Group
Baoshan Iron & Steel Co Ltd
Campden BRI
Daiwa Can Company
Dongbu Steel Co Ltd.
Dow Chemical
Fujian Sino-Japan Metal Corporation
Hainan Haiwoo Tinplate Industry Co.,Ltd
Hokkai Can Co. Ltd.
Jamestrong Packaging
JFE Steel Corporation
Kemeny Overseas Products Corporation
Nampak Group
Ohio Coatings Company
Perstima Berhad
PT Latinusa
Siam Tinplate Co., Ltd.
Silgan Containers Manufacturing
Tata Steel Europe
TCC Steel
Thai Tinplate Mfg. CO., LTD
The Tinplate Company of India Ltd
Tonyi Industrial Corp
Toyo Kohan Co Ltd
Toyo Seikan Co., Ltd.
Zhongyue Tinplate Industrial Co Ltd

Tony Wallace

Tony Wallace

Tinplate Group Co-ordinator


The tinplate industry looks to a future in which tinplate is maintaining and reinforcing its leadership as a competitive and sustainable packaging material, benefiting from strong market developments, notably in Asia.

The Tinplate Group aims to be a vibrant and growing network of key players in the tinplate industry, interacting with other industry networks globally, and working together to target priority technology issues identified by its members.