Malaysian tin ingots

Tin ingots are famous for their use in tin cans. According to the US Geological Survey, tin is a relatively rare element. Tin is extracted from various ores, especially from cassiterite. This metal is produced in kilns through processes on coal.

Main countries producing tin

According to the Los Alamos National Laboratory, tin is mainly produced in Malaya, Bolivia, Indonesia, Congo, Malaysia, Thailand and Nigeria. The number of tin reserves in countries such as Nigeria, China and Congo is also very high.

As the use of this metal has increased, tin mining has also become more in demand over time. Although the total tin reserves in the world are on average 5 million tons, but there is still no clear information about its reserves in our country.

Atomic weight and chemical properties

The average atomic weight of tin is 118,710 grams and its density is 7.287 grams per cubic centimeter. This element is solid at room temperature and has a melting point of 231.93.

The main impurities in standard types of tin are 99 to 99.95% pure lead, antimony, copper, bismuth, iron and arsenic. Tin has two allotropic modifications.

Because tin is a metal with a low melting point, its corrosion rate is very low in forming processes such as rolling and pressure, especially in weak organic acids. Its products are especially non-toxic and tasteless as a coating material for the food industry.

What are tin alloys?

The internal structure of bearing metals (white metals) is usually hard and abrasion resistant. These alloys are required to have the properties that if the bearing is left without oil, the bearing will work without winding for a while. In steel envelope bearings, a layer of white metal is poured on the surface of the previously tinned envelope. The advantage of these bearings is that they do not conduct as much heat as steel, and their purpose is to remove frictional heat more easily. For bearing alloys containing high amounts of lead, weight separation may cause rotation during casting.

Soft solders show different hardening behavior depending on their composition. The L-Sn60Pb tin alloy solidifies abruptly at about 95% eutectic at almost constant temperatures. This material is used primarily in electrical engineering because due to its fluidity, it can fill holes and small channels. L-PbSn30 alloy also has a wide range of solidification and is preferred for soldering large surfaces such as cable sheaths and tin boxes.

Uses of tin

Tin is used for more strength and durability of kitchen utensils. Tin is also widely used in tin cans or when preparing chemical products. The use of tin in the production of paints, soaps, perfumes, teapots, candlesticks is common. The use of tin is increasing due to its ability to fragment and form thin wires.

Tin is also used in the production of mirrors, glass and ceramic parts and is one of the preferred active ingredients, especially in toothpaste. This element can also be used in pieces in polishing and plating copper. Because it is light and thin compared to other metals and is easy to shape, tin is used in the production of jewelry.

Malaysian tin ingots

Tin ingots are divided into two categories: alloy and non-alloy, with a smaller share being allocated to alloy ingots in world trade.

According to the World Tin Trade Organization, Malaysia ranked second in the world in 2018 in terms of tin exports. Malaysia has 5% of the world’s tin mineral reserves and is ranked 11th in the world in terms of tin mineral production. It is the second largest importer of tin and stone concentrate in the world after China, and Malaysian tin ingots have found a special place in the export debate.

The United States is the world’s largest importer of tin ingots, with the United States as the largest importer supplying most of its needs from Malaysian tin ingots.

Price of Malaysian tin ingots

Currency fluctuations and other factors cause the price of Malaysian tin ingots to be constantly changing. For this reason, Asia Steel website has provided you with the opportunity to be informed of the latest prices of these ingots through the price inquiry system.