Japan’s Nippon Steel Corporation and China’s Wuhan Iron and Steel Corporation (Wisco) have set up a 50/50 joint venture to make tinplate in China’s Hubei Province.

Called Wisco-Nippon Steel Tinplate, the Rmb2 billion (US$285m) investment is scheduled for commissioning in summer 2013. It is Nippon’s second tinplate joint venture in China. Its first, Guangzhou Pacific Tinplate (Patin), was established in 1994 in Guangdong Province (pictured).

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