MSC operating tin smelter with 80% of workforce, furnace capacity

The Malaysia Smelting Corporation, one of the largest tin producers in the world, is currently operating its main smelter with 80% of its staff present, one company representative confirmed to Fastmarkets on September 21.

MSC declared force majeure in early June after the third wave of Covid-19 cases began to rapidly affect the country. The spokesperson for the company noted that the force majeure declaration is still ongoing. 

The Malaysian tin producer was dealing not only with a reduced workforce due to Covid-19, but also with its ageing furnaces, which led MSC to say in April that it would not return...


Ana de Liz

September 21, 2021

16:31 GMT