January 24: Brazilian steel maker Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional has stopped production of tinplate at its Portuguese subsidiary, Lusosider, joining a number of reductions in European mill capacity.
Based at Paio Pires, near Lisbon, the Lusosider mill made about 70,000 tonnes of tinplate a year.
CSN acquired the remaining 50 percent stake in the company from joint-venture partner Corus in 2006.
In Italy, there is still doubt over the future of the tin mill at Genoa,

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