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  • Renison output recovers in Q3

    by: Tom Mulqueen, on Tuesday, 25 October 2016

    Metals X reported positive Q3 results from its 50% owned Renison tin mine in Tasmania earlier today, with a strong increase in production to 1,718 tonnes of tin-in-concentrate and a significant reduction in operating costs.

    Tin production rose 49% compared to Q2 and 4.5% compared to the same period of 2015, bringing total tin production for the calendar-year-to-date to 4,546 tonnes. Ore mined totalled 199,023t and plant throughput totalled 188,631t in Q3, both were new records for the operation....

  • Aus Tin plan Granville expansion

    by: Tom Mulqueen, on Tuesday, 25 October 2016

    Australia-based junior Aus Tin Mining has announced that it expects to deliver some 50 tonnes of tin-in-concentrate by the end of this year from its Granville Tin Project in Tasmania and has provided an update on plans for expansion of operations at the site.

    The company commenced production from the site in August and has since implemented a number of measures to increase throughput. The company anticipates it will deliver the first concentrate under its off-take agreement with Traxys...

  • UWSA given deadline to withdraw troops

    by: Tom Mulqueen, on Tuesday, 25 October 2016

    The Myanmar army has ordered the United Wa State Army (UWSA) to withdraw all its troops from territory normally under the control of the National Democratic Alliance Army (NDAA, Mongla Group) before a deadline of 24th October 2016. Tensions arose between the UWSA and NDAA, Myanmar’s two strongest ethnic armed organisations and former allies, in late September when a brigade of UWSA soldiers crossed into territory controlled the NDAA capturing two mountain outposts and a border checkpoint. Further troops were sent...

  • Rainy season hits Myanmar ore exports

    by: Tom Mulqueen, on Monday, 24 October 2016

    Customs figures released earlier today show that the gross weight of China's tin ore and concentrate imports in September totalled 17,802 tonnes (estimated at 2,100t contained tin), up 75% year-on-year but equal to less than half of the August total. 98% of imports originated from Myanmar, where the rainy season has caused a seasonal dip in production.

    Total imports for the year to September amounted to 347,255 tonnes (of which 345,885 tonnes, or some 41,000t contained tin was from...

  • Timah chief to join ITRI Asia Tin Week leaders’ panel

    by: Peter Kettle, on Tuesday, 18 October 2016

    ITRI is pleased to announce that the recently appointed President Director of PT Timah, M. Riza Pahlevi Tabrani, has agreed to participate in a panel discussion on key issues with other tin industry leaders at the Asia Tin Summit meeting to be held in Shanghai on 22-23 November.

    The panel will be chaired by Lucy Hornby of the Financial Times and already includes Yunnan Tin Company General Manager Li Gang and Inge Hofkens, Chief Sales Officer of Metallo Chimique....

  • MSC appoints new CEO

    by: Tom Mulqueen, on Monday, 10 October 2016

    The Malaysia Smelting Corporation announced the immediate appointment of Patrick Yong as company Chief Executive Officer on Friday, following the departure of Mr Chua Cheong Yong.

    Dr Patrick Yong was previously the Managing Director of MSC's wholly owned subsidiary, M Smelt (C) Sdn Bhd. He has a PhD in Electrical Engineering and 40 years of experience in global business operations. Chua, who resigned to pursue personal interests, contributed more than 30 years of service to MSC, with two...

  • ITRI conference reviews latest tinplate innovations

    by: Jeremy Pearce, on Friday, 07 October 2016

    ITRI's 11th International Tinplate Conference held in London October 5th & 6th 2016 showcased the latest innovations in tinplate production and use, demonstrating the unique ability of tinplate to adapt to fast-changing and demanding market drivers.

    ITRI has hosted the conference every four years since 1976 and it is well respected in the industry as a unique forum for tracking market and technology changes in tinplate. 130 delegates attended from 27 countries, including representatives from most major tinplate companies and...