Hilumin battery cans
Hilumin alkaline battery cans
Compliance with standards
Tata Steel’s cold-rolled and electrolytically-plated cold-rolled strip products comply with the following standards:

EN 10139:     Standard specification for cold-rolled uncoated mild steel narrow strip for cold forming.
EN 10140:     Standard specification for cold-rolled narrow steel strip - tolerances on dimensions and shape.
ASTM A 109:  Standard specification for steel, strip, carbon (0.25 maximum per cent), cold-rolled.

Other steel standards may be applicable - please consult us regarding compliance.

Standard forming grades

High-strength steel grades (HSS)






SAE 1012




SAE 1010


Grade 80


SAE 1008




SAE 1006




SAE 1002




Delivery conditions
Our technical capabilities are summarized below
If it fits your requirements, get in touch. If it's not quite there, let's talk about how we can bridge the gap.

Dimensions and coil weights.



Coil weight

0.08 - 1.50mm

3 - 800mm

6800 kg

0.003” - 0.06”

0.118” - 31.5”

15,000 lbs

Surface quality

The following surface finishes are available:


Surface Finish


Ra (µm)


Mirror finish (MF)

KR 0 / Appliance Finish

≤ 0.1

exceptionally smooth surface

Bright finish (BF)

KR 0.5

≤ 0.2

very smooth surface

Fine stone finish

KR 4 / #2 Finish

0.15 - 0.45

smooth surface

Matte finish

KR 7 / #1 Finish

0.6 - 1.8

matte surface

Rough matte finish

KR 8 / #1 Finish

1.0 - 2.5

rough matte surface

Satin finish



similar to brush finish


We understand that the needs of our customers are different in each market.
That’s why we have created market sector teams to support your market demands. Our dedicated account teams ensure you have access to experts in our Technical, Engineering, Supply Chain Planning and Research and Development departments all over Europe.

We serve many different and demanding markets worldwide including:


Tata Steel Plating is the world's leading supplier of materials for the production of battery cases.
For more information visit our dedicated Consumer products page

Automotive & Fluid Handling 

Does your product for the automotive market require electroplating? We can supply you with electroplated steel including nickel-plated steel for fuel lines, copper-plated steel for brake lines and NiZn-plated steel for corrosion-resistant applications. Our cold-rolled steel is used to produce bearings, where extra tight tolerances are required.  For more information visit our dedicated Automotive & Fluid Handling product page.

Sporting ammunition

The advanced quality of Tata Steel Plating products makes our pre-plated steel strip the first choice for production of sporting ammunition. When winning or losing depends on one single shot, maximum reliability is essential. That's why the market leaders in Europe and the USA come to us with their plated steel strip requirements for sporting ammunition.  For more information visit our nickel zinc-plated and brass-plated steel product pages, to download our data sheets.


Electro plated steel strip products manufactured by Tata Steel Plating are widely used in the electrical and IT industries. Our products can be found in circuit breakers, conducting elements, pin and socket connectors, hard disk frames, guide rails, screens and decorative casings for finished appliances.

Household products

Tata Steel Plating supplies top-quality electro plated strips for the production of both visible and non-visible parts in household appliances.
For more information visit our dedicated Consumer products page.

Office products

Tata Steel Plating offers scratch-resistant and anti-fingerprint coatings for office products including ring binders and lever-arches.

ICT products

Our electro plated products are widely used in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector.
The consistent quality of these products enables fast, repeatable processing and enhances end-product functionality.

 Our global presence provides local benefits.
Thanks to our international sales network, we can meet your product and service needs – wherever you are.

We offer technical and logistical support directly from our mills. But we can also assist you through our international sales offices.
Local sales representatives are trained in our products and applications and will offer you service in your own language and time zone.

For more information on our products and services, please contact the Tata Steel Plating site in your country or region. Alternatively, you can contact Tata Steel’s international sales office in your country or region where our team will be happy to help you.

Our mill sales contacts in Europe and the USA are:

Tata Steel Plating
Head Office
c/o Hille & Müller GmbH
Am Trippelsberg 48
D-40589 Düsseldorf
T: +49 (0)211 79 50 471
E:  tsp.marketing@tatasteeleurope.com

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Hille & Müller GmbH Service Center Wallau
Nassaustraße 26
65719 Hofheim
T  +49 (0) 61 22 / 70 409 0
F  +49 (0) 61 22 / 70 409 17
E  scw.sales@tatasteeleurope.com


Thomas Steel Strip Corp.
Tata Steel Plating
2518 West Market Street
Warren, Ohio 44485
United States
T: +1 330 / 8 41 64 29
E:  tss.marketing@tatasteelamericas.com

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Hille & Mueller (U.S.A.), Inc
Tata Steel Plating
Delaware Avenue, N.W.
Warren, OH 44485
United States
T: +1 330 / 8 41 62 62
E: tsp.marketing@tatasteeleurope.com

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Apollo Metals Ltd
Tata Steel Plating
1001 Fourteenth Avenue
Bethlehem, PA 18018
United States
T: +1 610 / 8 67 58 26
E: apollo.marketing@tatasteelamericas.com

Electro-plated product families




HILUMIN® is an electro nickel-plated diffusion annealed steel strip for battery applications where low contact resistance and high corrosion resistance is required. Manufactured using an ultra-clean steel grade, it plays an integral part in the production of batteries.

Hilumin alkaline battery cans


NICOR® Nickel-plated diffusion annealed steel

NICOR® is nickel electro-plated cold rolled diffusion annealed steel strip.  For improved deep drawing and easy and reliable processing. It has excellent deepdrawing properties with no risk of surface cracking. The perfect bond between steel and nickel also ensures excellent resistance to corrosion.


Nickel-plated fuel line components


HILAN® bright nickel-plated steel

Tata Steel’s HILAN is a cold-rolled steel strip product electroplated with bright nickel.
Bright nickel creates an extra hard and extra bright surface. Because HILAN keeps its good looks, it is ideal for decorative products.
Its durability also makes it a popular choice for components requiring high wear resistance.HILAN can be processed with ease and provides several advantages over stainless steel.


Hilan component

EN-Plating-Engineering-Product-Electro-plated-Nickel zinc


Electroplating nickel and zinc creates corrosion resistance that is 4-7 times better than a galvanised coating at an equivalent plating thickness. It offers wide-ranging benefits which include consistent formability and better weldability than zinc-coated products.


NiZn-Cote parts


Copper-plated steel

Tata Steel offers a range of cold-rolled steel strip products electroplated with copper. These high-performance products are a cost-effective alternative to solid copper. Copper plated steel exhibits excellent brazeability, outstanding formability combined with optimum heat resistance. The deep-drawing properties enable reliable production of components in demanding shapes.


Product electroplated with copper


Brass-plated steel

A cost-effective alternative to solid brass with improved strength and outstanding formability. The deep-drawing properties enable reliable production of components in demanding shapes. Consistent quality enables trouble-free processing. Not only appearance, but also excellent lubricity during forming.


Brass plated coil



Tata Steel’s cold-rolled steel strip offers consistent quality that you can rely on. It delivers benefits for your end-products and processes. We can deliver cold-rolled steel in a wide choice of surface appearance to suit your applications. Finish options include Tata Steel’s HIBRITE® - available as a bright finish or mirror finish.


Lampenteile final plating cold rolled steel