ITRI has announced that it will change its name to the International Tin Association from 1 February.
The name change is said to build on the brand’s heritage as the former International Tin Research Institute and recognises its evolution towards tin industry leadership with a more diverse range of activities.
During the first 70 years of its establishment, the company provided the technical foundations for development of tin as solder for electronics, as tinplate for food cans, and as chemicals used in plastics.
Over the last two decades however, the brand has expanded its activities in areas such as market analysis, conferences, sustainability, and regulatory affairs.
Today its members and associate members are said to represent more than two thirds of global tin production.
Now, as the International Tin Association, the company hopes to provide a new platform for its members to establish industry leadership. This includes launching a Code of Conduct to support responsible tin sourcing, a major objective for the industry.