Packaging steel

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® polymer-coated 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® polymer-coated 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.

 

 

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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

 

 

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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

 

 

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