Renison shipments reorganised in wake of MSC disruption

Metals X, half-owner of the Renison Tin Mine, has issued a notice regarding the situation concerning Malaysia Smelting Corporation (MSC). Tin concentrates produced at Renison are typically shipped to Malaysia, Thailand, or China – the primary destinations for...

KLTM suspends tin trading after MSC force majeure

The Kuala Lumpur Tin Market (KLTM) tin trading was suspended with effect from 9 June until further notice. There are no transactions occurring as a result of a decision by Malaysia Smelting Corporation (MSC) to invoke force majeure on 7 June. A Malaysian COVID...

Malaysian MCO halts MSC production

MSC will be closed until the 9 June due to the new COVID lockdown issued in Malaysia. The company has confirmed to ITA that earlier reports that the company would cease all smelting operations from 3 June were correct. The company may close for a further five days...

MSC “no longer able to handle usual volume”

Malaysia Smelting Corporation (MSC) has published a notice to suppliers detailing continued issues at its Butterworth smelter. Last week, the company announced failures at two of its furnaces at Butterworth, with another being rebricked. Now, the letter to suppliers,...

MSC furnaces fail amidst smelter move

Malaysia Smelting Corporation, the world’s third-largest refined tin producer, is having issues at its Butterworth smelter. The Butterworth smelter has five reverberatory furnaces, with annual capacity of some 25,000 tonnes. FastMarkets has reported that two of...

YTC comes out top in difficult year for tin producers

2020 was a difficult year for tin producers. In many countries, the spread of the coronavirus saw lockdown measures that closed smelters and halted production. In total, ITA estimates that 327,200 tonnes of refined tin were produced in 2020. This was a nearly 8% drop...

MSC: Outlook weakened by low solder demand

Malaysian tin miner and smelter Malaysian Smelting Corporation Bhd (MSC) expects the tin market to be challenged for the rest of the year due to weak demand on the back of the prolonged trade tensions between the US and China. The comment from CEO Datuk Dr Patrick...

Elementos forced to delay Temengor project

Elementos has been forced to delay the Temengor project, located in Malaysia, following a moratorium on exploration licenses. Concerns about water pollution in the north of Perak State have caused the local government to temporarily stop granting exploration licenses...

MSC to increase mine production by 30%

Malaysia Smelting Corporation (MSC), in a bid to capitalise on forecast higher tin prices, is targeting raising mining output at its Rahman Hydraulic mine by 30% by the end of this calendar year. Roughly US$ 2.4 million has been set aside to improve the...

Top 10 refined tin producers increase production by 2%

ITA reports that four of this year’s top 10 refined tin producers saw an increase in production in 2018, including three of the five biggest companies. In China, production changes were split, although the world’s largest refined tin producer, YTC, saw an...