According to association, the report provides an introduction to the role of tin in the global economy, describing its history, usage, production and future potential. It also provides descriptions of a series of projects in which the tin industry supports improvements in environmental health, reductions in energy consumption and economic development in some of the poorest countries.

“Pure tin powders represent a small niche within the overall tin market, but could potentially play a significant part in new technology battery applications,” ITRI representive Peter Kettle told Metal Powder Report. "Meanwhile tin alloy powders used in solder pastes are in tin’s core usage area in electronic products and face many challenges from miniaturisation.”  

A copy of the report can be found here.