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  • REACH and chromium-free passivation

    Tata Steel supplies tinplate packaging material. We offer an optional passivation process to stabilise the tinplate surface for extended shelf life.

    In common with other tinplate manufacturers, we have historically adopted a process that involves the use of hexavalent chromium. REACH, the European Union regulation on chemicals, is banning the use of hexavalent chromium compounds from tinplate production processes.

    As members of The Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging APEAL, we are working with other European tinplate producers to introduce an alternative, standard, hexavalent chromium-free passivation process. Information regarding this and compliance with REACH regulations is available from:

     See here for further information about Tata Steel and REACH.


    Packaging recycling team

    Our Packaging Recycling team work with local authorities and waste management bodies throughout the UK to ensure high recycling rates for steel packaging.

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