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    As one of Europe’s leading suppliers of high quality packaging steels, we work closely with our business partners to increase value along the entire supply chain.

    We do this by developing innovative materials, applications and processing technologies, with a consistent focus on customer benefit.

    • More sustainable

      With Protact® laminated steel, there is no emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) during canmaking. By dispensing with lacquer-related operations, your canmaking process consumes less energy and water. Protact is infinitely recyclable with no loss of quality.

    • Technical expertise

      Our technical packaging steel expertise is supported by world-class R&D.

      It enables our partners to benefit from our in-depth experience and advanced techniques like finite element analysis and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy to create even more efficient designs for bodies and ends.

    • New product development

      We use the valuable insights and practical input of our can-making partners to help us develop new products that meet the industry's evolving needs.

      Our focus is on creating stronger, more ductile and formable steel grades to optimise can-making efficiency.

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    Contact us

    Tata Steel

    Packaging

    PO Box 10000

    1970 CA IJmuiden

    Netherlands

    Sales enquiries

    T + 31 (0) 251 498217

    Overview

     

    Tata Steel offers an extensive range of high-quality packaging steels in various widths, gauges and coatings. Our range includes tinplate, tin-free steels (ECCS), blackplate, and our market-leading Protact® laminated steel.

    We are also a leading supplier of special grades and finishes for requirements including easy-open end applications and promotional packaging. Our packaging steels meet all your needs for strength, surface finish and forming properties and are tailored to suit your production processes and end-uses. We offer technical expertise and customer support to help you:

    • optimise the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of your production processes - for less spoilage and fewer rejects
    • create even more efficient product designs and improve pack performance
    • bring packaging solutions to market faster

     

     

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    Properties

     

    Relationship with standards

    Our steel is supplied in accordance with the following standards

    Tinplate and ECCS (TFS)

    Blackplate

    Euronorm 10202

    Euronorm 10205

    ASTM 623 (on request)

     

    Our operations are ISO 9001 certified.

    Mechanical properties

         

    Yield / Proof

    Tensile

    Range

     

    Special

    AISI / ASTM

    BA / CA

    SR / DR

    strength (MPa)

    strength (MPa)

    (MPa)

    TS200

    Bake ware and extreme deformations

     

    BA

    SR

    200

    320

    +/- 50

    TS230*

     

    T1

    BA

    SR

    230

    325

    +/- 50

    TS245*

     

    T2

    BA

    SR

    245

    340

    +/- 50

    TS260*

       

    BA

    SR

    260

    360

    +/- 50

    TS275*

     

    T3

    BA

    SR

    275

    375

    +/- 50

    TS290*

       

    BA

    SR

    290

    390

    +/- 50

    TS345

    Aerosol components

     

    BA

    DR

    345

    400

    +/- 50

    TS480

    More formable DR grade

     

    BA

    DR

    480

    505

    +/- 50

    TS520

    Formable DR Grade

    DR 7.5

    BA

    DR

    520

    545

    +/- 50

    TS550*

     

    DR 8

    BA

    DR

    550

    575

    +/- 50

    TH415*

     

    T4

    CA

    SR

    415

    435

    +/- 50

    TH435*

     

    T5

    CA

    SR

    435

    460

    +/- 50

    TH465N

    Easy open ends

    T5

    CA

    SR

    465

    495

    +/- 50

    TH465

    Sanitary ends

     

    CA

    DR

    465

    480

    +/- 50

    TH480

    Easy open and sanitary ends

     

    CA

    DR

    480

    500

    +/- 50

    TH520*

     

    DR 7.5

    CA

    DR

    520

    540

    +/- 50

    TH550*

     

    DR 8

    CA

    DR

    550

    570

    +/- 50

    TH550N*

    Easy open ends

    DR 8

    CA

    DR

    550

    560

    +/- 50

    TH580*

       

    CA

    DR

    580

    590

    +/- 50

    TH620*

     

    DR 9

    CA

    DR

    620

    625

    +/- 50

    *Euronorm designation

     

    Mechanical properties - DWI grades

    Our tinplate for drawn and wall ironed (DWI) applications includes boron alloyed extra low carbon, continuously-annealed products to ensure excellent formability and highly efficient processing.

     DWI grades  

    Yield / Proof

    Tensile

    Range

    (B&B and food)

    BA / CA

    SR / DR

    strength (MPa)

    strength (MPa)

    (MPa)

    TH340

    CA

    SR

    340

    360

    +/- 40

    TH360

    CA

    DR

    360

    380

    +/- 40

    TH380

    CA

    DR

    380

    400

    +/- 40

    TH415

    CA

    SR

    415

    435

    +/- 40

    We can supply other packaging steels with special properties such as minimum earing and deep drawing properties – please contact us.

     

     

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    Dimensions

     

    Dimensional capability

    Product

    Coils/sheets1

     

    Sheets

     

    Thickness

    Width

    Cut length

    Single reduced (SR)

    0.17 - 0.49 mm

    600 - 1200 mm

    457 - 1137 mm (width max. 1018 mm)

    Double reduced (DR)

    0.13 - 0.26 mm

    600 - 1200 mm

    457 - 1137 mm (width max. 1018 mm)

    Wide DWI

    -

    Up to 1219 mm

    -

    Width tolerance

    Standard trim

    (- 0.00, + 3.00 mm)

     
     

    Special trim

    (- 0.00, + 1.00 mm)

     
     

    Super trim

    (- 0.25, + 0.00 mm)

     

     

    General specification window for packaging applications

     

     

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    Services

     

    Customer Technical Support

    Our Customer Technical Support team supports you to get the most out of our packaging steels. Knowledgeable, approachable engineers provide practical advice to ensure the best product match for your application. We can work with you to optimise your processing efficiency and help improve your product’s performance. Supported by world-class research facilities at our Centre for Packaging Technology, we offer:

    • material recommendations for smooth can-making processes
    • process technology assessment to realise can-making line efficiencies
    • can design reviews to improve can performance.
    • logistics assessment to improve supply chain performance
    • sustainability assessment to optimise today's can-making operations

     

    Supply Chain Support

    The day-to-day dynamics of the packaging supply chain demand a flexible supplier who can quickly anticipate changes in demand and specifications. We understand this – and that’s why you can count on us to meet deadlines. We have also developed innovative tools to simplify and shorten order lead times and improve information flow.

    Our Supply Chain Support teams work with customers to:

    • improve existing processes
    • implement new supply chain processes for optimised efficiency, flexibility and performance
    • reduce costs

     

     

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    Overview

    Overview

     

    Tata Steel offers an extensive range of high-quality packaging steels in various widths, gauges and coatings. Our range includes tinplate, tin-free steels (ECCS), blackplate, and our market-leading Protact® laminated steel.

    We are also a leading supplier of special grades and finishes for requirements including easy-open end applications and promotional packaging. Our packaging steels meet all your needs for strength, surface finish and forming properties and are tailored to suit your production processes and end-uses. We offer technical expertise and customer support to help you:

    • optimise the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of your production processes - for less spoilage and fewer rejects
    • create even more efficient product designs and improve pack performance
    • bring packaging solutions to market faster

     

     

    back to top

    Properties

    Properties

     

    Relationship with standards

    Our steel is supplied in accordance with the following standards

    Tinplate and ECCS (TFS)

    Blackplate

    Euronorm 10202

    Euronorm 10205

    ASTM 623 (on request)

     

    Our operations are ISO 9001 certified.

    Mechanical properties

         

    Yield / Proof

    Tensile

    Range

     

    Special

    AISI / ASTM

    BA / CA

    SR / DR

    strength (MPa)

    strength (MPa)

    (MPa)

    TS200

    Bake ware and extreme deformations

     

    BA

    SR

    200

    320

    +/- 50

    TS230*

     

    T1

    BA

    SR

    230

    325

    +/- 50

    TS245*

     

    T2

    BA

    SR

    245

    340

    +/- 50

    TS260*

       

    BA

    SR

    260

    360

    +/- 50

    TS275*

     

    T3

    BA

    SR

    275

    375

    +/- 50

    TS290*

       

    BA

    SR

    290

    390

    +/- 50

    TS345

    Aerosol components

     

    BA

    DR

    345

    400

    +/- 50

    TS480

    More formable DR grade

     

    BA

    DR

    480

    505

    +/- 50

    TS520

    Formable DR Grade

    DR 7.5

    BA

    DR

    520

    545

    +/- 50

    TS550*

     

    DR 8

    BA

    DR

    550

    575

    +/- 50

    TH415*

     

    T4

    CA

    SR

    415

    435

    +/- 50

    TH435*

     

    T5

    CA

    SR

    435

    460

    +/- 50

    TH465N

    Easy open ends

    T5

    CA

    SR

    465

    495

    +/- 50

    TH465

    Sanitary ends

     

    CA

    DR

    465

    480

    +/- 50

    TH480

    Easy open and sanitary ends

     

    CA

    DR

    480

    500

    +/- 50

    TH520*

     

    DR 7.5

    CA

    DR

    520

    540

    +/- 50

    TH550*

     

    DR 8

    CA

    DR

    550

    570

    +/- 50

    TH550N*

    Easy open ends

    DR 8

    CA

    DR

    550

    560

    +/- 50

    TH580*

       

    CA

    DR

    580

    590

    +/- 50

    TH620*

     

    DR 9

    CA

    DR

    620

    625

    +/- 50

    *Euronorm designation

     

    Mechanical properties - DWI grades

    Our tinplate for drawn and wall ironed (DWI) applications includes boron alloyed extra low carbon, continuously-annealed products to ensure excellent formability and highly efficient processing.

     DWI grades  

    Yield / Proof

    Tensile

    Range

    (B&B and food)

    BA / CA

    SR / DR

    strength (MPa)

    strength (MPa)

    (MPa)

    TH340

    CA

    SR

    340

    360

    +/- 40

    TH360

    CA

    DR

    360

    380

    +/- 40

    TH380

    CA

    DR

    380

    400

    +/- 40

    TH415

    CA

    SR

    415

    435

    +/- 40

    We can supply other packaging steels with special properties such as minimum earing and deep drawing properties – please contact us.

     

     

    back to top

    Dimensions

    Dimensions

     

    Dimensional capability

    Product

    Coils/sheets1

     

    Sheets

     

    Thickness

    Width

    Cut length

    Single reduced (SR)

    0.17 - 0.49 mm

    600 - 1200 mm

    457 - 1137 mm (width max. 1018 mm)

    Double reduced (DR)

    0.13 - 0.26 mm

    600 - 1200 mm

    457 - 1137 mm (width max. 1018 mm)

    Wide DWI

    -

    Up to 1219 mm

    -

    Width tolerance

    Standard trim

    (- 0.00, + 3.00 mm)

     
     

    Special trim

    (- 0.00, + 1.00 mm)

     
     

    Super trim

    (- 0.25, + 0.00 mm)

     

     

    General specification window for packaging applications

     

     

    back to top

    Services

    Services

     

    Customer Technical Support

    Our Customer Technical Support team supports you to get the most out of our packaging steels. Knowledgeable, approachable engineers provide practical advice to ensure the best product match for your application. We can work with you to optimise your processing efficiency and help improve your product’s performance. Supported by world-class research facilities at our Centre for Packaging Technology, we offer:

    • material recommendations for smooth can-making processes
    • process technology assessment to realise can-making line efficiencies
    • can design reviews to improve can performance.
    • logistics assessment to improve supply chain performance
    • sustainability assessment to optimise today's can-making operations

     

    Supply Chain Support

    The day-to-day dynamics of the packaging supply chain demand a flexible supplier who can quickly anticipate changes in demand and specifications. We understand this – and that’s why you can count on us to meet deadlines. We have also developed innovative tools to simplify and shorten order lead times and improve information flow.

    Our Supply Chain Support teams work with customers to:

    • improve existing processes
    • implement new supply chain processes for optimised efficiency, flexibility and performance
    • reduce costs

     

     

    back to top