• Bright, shiny, silver-white metal
  • Melting point 231,9 °C
  • Boiling point 2.270 °C
  • Specific weight 5,769 g/cm³ or 7,265 g/cm³, depending on the crystal structure
  • High degree of suppleness and ductility
  • low surface tension

Cassiterite (or tin stone) is the most important tin mineral. Moreover, there is the less important stannite. These raw materials are mainly mined in China, Indonesia, Peru and to a lesser extent also in Brazil, Malaysia, Thailand and Bolivia.

Today more than 50 % of the total refined tin produced is used as solder. Other important fields of application are tin-plating and the production of tin chemicals. Moreover, tin is used as a component in various alloys.

Pure tin is traded worldwide mainly in a standardized form of ingots with an average weight of about 25 kg. Its purity typically is min. 99.9 % Sn. Moreover, there are further limitations of impurities, such as max 100 ppm or max 50 ppm of lead. In some cases, material will be produced in line with customers’ requirements.

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Tin was used as early as the Bronze Age for tools, weapons and jewellery. It is one of the first metals which was processed by humans.


We offer the following Tin variants

High grade tin

Tin powder

Tin granules

Tin scraps

Tin residues

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