JFE Steel to consolidate tinplate lines

Japanese tinplate producer JFE Steel will close one of its tinplate lines by March 2020, according to parent company JFE Holdings. Production will consolidated into its operations in the Fukuyama district. As part of plans to increase its competitiveness, JFE Steel...

Tinplate: most recycled packaging in Germany

Gesellschaft für Verpackungsmarktforschung (GVM) in its recently published annual recycling report states that 90.4% of tinplate packaging used in Germany was recycled in 2018. The recycling rate from private end use sources was as high as 92.2%, making tinplate the...

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...

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...