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EC expected to block Tata Steel and Thyssenkrupp joint venture

Tata Steel and thyssenkrupp have both reported that they expect that the planned joint venture of their European steel activities will not go ahead due to the European Commission's continuing concerns. Tata Steel reported that both companies viewed that further...

Unbeatable Steel Packaging Performance

APEAL, the Association of European Producers of steel for packaging, have released a series of new videos highlighting the unbeatable properties of steel packaging.UNBEATABLE WEIGHT-RESISTANCEUNBEATABLE FIRE- RESISTANCEUNBEATABLE BARRIER PROTECTIONUNBEATABLE...

Industry leaders sign MoU on responsible tin sourcing

The International Tin Association (ITA) and the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), on behalf of its Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), have signed a new memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation across the entire tin value chain and further...

Tinplate industry restructures to handle trade challenges

As part of the wider steel industry crisis on overcapacity, tinplate mills are engaged in a series of restructuring moves to handle the impact of trade challenges. Steelmaker Arcelor Mittal has agreed with the European Commission to divest four of its mills as part of...

Perstima plans new manufacturing plant in the Philippines

Perusahaan Sadur Timah Malaysia Bhd (Perstima) announced plans to set up a new plant for the manufacturing of tinplate and tin-free steel (TFS) in the Philippines, subject to the approval of the local authorities in the Philippines. Perstima has conducted a...

ITA Survey shows weaker tin use growth in 2018

The International Tin Association’s fourteenth annual survey of tin users gathered data from tin users worldwide between June and August 2018, showing robust growth of 4% in 2017 but much weaker tin use growth forecasts in 2018. Tin use growth in China has stalled...

Steel merger to shake-up European tinplate industry

European steel and tinplate producers Tata Steel and ThyssenKrupp have finalised merger plans by signing definitive JV agreements, with potential implications for the domestic tinplate industry. The new company, to be named ThyssenKrupp Tata Steel, could make annual...

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