September 30: A packaging steel production line has been restarted in Thailand almost a year after it was closed following concerns about its environmental impact, reports


Japan Metal Bulletin.

Siam Tinplate (STP), a joint venture between Sumitomo Corporation, Metal One and Nippon Steel, built the 120,000 tonne per year tin-free-steel line to start up in September 2009. A local court judgement closed it soon after when residents in the Maptaput area complained.

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