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    We supply a wide range of proven tinplate products for applications including DWI cans, easy-open ends and flow-brightened 3-piece cans. We offer reliable product quality and short lead times to support your production demands.

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    • Matching your needs

      We offer a wide choice of tinplate to meet your applications and processing needs. Available in widths up to 1200mm, our tinplate is supplied in a range of grades, thickness, coating weight and surface finish. We also offer passivation and flow brightening.

    • Reliable performance

      Our proven tinplate packaging steel offers reliable quality including homogeneous coating and consistently good shape – helping to ensure efficient processing and end-product performance.

    • Short lead times

      Flexible, multi-site operations and a robust supply chain infrastructure mean we offer a responsive service. We can supply tinplate to match your production demands – in as little as two weeks.

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    Tata Steel

    Packaging

    PO Box 10000

    1970 CA IJmuiden

    T + 31 (0) 251 494604

    F + 31 (0) 251 470051

    Overview

     

    We offer an extensive range of foodsafe tinplate to suit your packaging applications and processes. Our well-proven packaging steel products include tinplate for drawn and wall ironed (DWI) cans and flow-brightened material for 3-piece cans. Our extra-wide tinplate (up to 1200mm) allows you to boost production output.

    Applications:
    • DWI food and beverage
    • 2-piece DRD
    • 3-piece bodies (including shaped bodies)
    • aerosols
    • easy-open ends
    • classic (standard) ends
    • twist-off caps
    • crown corks
    • speciality packaging

    Wide choice to meet your needs

    We offer a wide choice of tinplate – tailoring our products to meet your required strength, surface finish and forming requirements. Our tinplate is produced using Tata Steel’s blackplate.

    Bespoke tempering and investment in both batch and continuous annealing mean we can match requirements for a variety of tinplate applications.

    We supply tinplate in a choice of:

    single reduced and double reduced steel grades – with material tempered to match your strength and ductility requirements
    thickness (gauge) – with scope for downgauging thanks to our direct rolling operations which produce thin-gauge material with increased strength
    coating weight – matching your corrosion-resistance requirements, with differential coatings clearly identified
    surface finish – to meet your processing needs and product performance requirements
    width - up to 1200mm for optimised operational flexibility and output
    oils – for protection in transit

    Specialist operations at our rolling mills provide added choice and meet demands for:

    longer shelf life – through our optional passivation process which stabilises the tinplate surface and impedes growth of ‘yellowing’ tin oxide
    flow-brightened tinplate – produced through our flow-melting process which achieves the shiny, lustrous appearance and improved corrosion performance for welded 3-piece cans

    Reliable quality for efficient canmaking and product performance

    We have decades of experience in the manufacture of packaging steels. Our fully-traceable tinplate products benefit from the dependable quality of our blackplate feedstock and ongoing investment at our dedicated mills.

    All of our processes – from initial pickling, through rolling, annealing, tempering and electrolytic tinning – are carefully controlled and monitored. Combined with rigorous inspection, including coating line auto-inspection equipment developed by Parsytec, this delivers tinplate with:

    reliable mechanical properties – including formability for DWI cans and earing properties for 2-piece drawn can production
    consistently good shape and dimensional tolerances – for efficient processing
    homogeneous tin coating – for reliable corrosion resistance, surface lacquering or printing
    excellent surface finish – at a roughness to match your requirement and achieved through careful control of both direct and temper mill rolling

    New tinplate developments to serve you better

    We continue to invest in our tinplate products and processes. This ensures ongoing product improvement – helping you to meet new challenges. In a world of tightening legislation for packaging material, it also means you can rest assured that our products will always be compliant.

    Recent and current tinplate developments at Tata Steel include:

    • development of a chromium-free passivation method to meet the new European REACH regulation for chemicals by September 2017
    • ongoing low-weight coating optimisation – for cost-effective corrosion protection
    • induction flow-brightening – delivering improved surface quality and enabling lower coating weights

    Responsive service to suit your production demands

    Our flexible, multi-site operations and robust supply chain infrastructure mean we can offer short lead times (as little as two weeks) to suit your production demands.

    Tata Steel tinplate can be supplied in:

    • coil or sheets
    • DOS or ATBC oil

    Our approachable tinplate experts are happy to advise you on the best products to meet your needs. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

     

     

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    Overview

    Overview

     

    We offer an extensive range of foodsafe tinplate to suit your packaging applications and processes. Our well-proven packaging steel products include tinplate for drawn and wall ironed (DWI) cans and flow-brightened material for 3-piece cans. Our extra-wide tinplate (up to 1200mm) allows you to boost production output.

    Applications:
    • DWI food and beverage
    • 2-piece DRD
    • 3-piece bodies (including shaped bodies)
    • aerosols
    • easy-open ends
    • classic (standard) ends
    • twist-off caps
    • crown corks
    • speciality packaging

    Wide choice to meet your needs

    We offer a wide choice of tinplate – tailoring our products to meet your required strength, surface finish and forming requirements. Our tinplate is produced using Tata Steel’s blackplate.

    Bespoke tempering and investment in both batch and continuous annealing mean we can match requirements for a variety of tinplate applications.

    We supply tinplate in a choice of:

    single reduced and double reduced steel grades – with material tempered to match your strength and ductility requirements
    thickness (gauge) – with scope for downgauging thanks to our direct rolling operations which produce thin-gauge material with increased strength
    coating weight – matching your corrosion-resistance requirements, with differential coatings clearly identified
    surface finish – to meet your processing needs and product performance requirements
    width - up to 1200mm for optimised operational flexibility and output
    oils – for protection in transit

    Specialist operations at our rolling mills provide added choice and meet demands for:

    longer shelf life – through our optional passivation process which stabilises the tinplate surface and impedes growth of ‘yellowing’ tin oxide
    flow-brightened tinplate – produced through our flow-melting process which achieves the shiny, lustrous appearance and improved corrosion performance for welded 3-piece cans

    Reliable quality for efficient canmaking and product performance

    We have decades of experience in the manufacture of packaging steels. Our fully-traceable tinplate products benefit from the dependable quality of our blackplate feedstock and ongoing investment at our dedicated mills.

    All of our processes – from initial pickling, through rolling, annealing, tempering and electrolytic tinning – are carefully controlled and monitored. Combined with rigorous inspection, including coating line auto-inspection equipment developed by Parsytec, this delivers tinplate with:

    reliable mechanical properties – including formability for DWI cans and earing properties for 2-piece drawn can production
    consistently good shape and dimensional tolerances – for efficient processing
    homogeneous tin coating – for reliable corrosion resistance, surface lacquering or printing
    excellent surface finish – at a roughness to match your requirement and achieved through careful control of both direct and temper mill rolling

    New tinplate developments to serve you better

    We continue to invest in our tinplate products and processes. This ensures ongoing product improvement – helping you to meet new challenges. In a world of tightening legislation for packaging material, it also means you can rest assured that our products will always be compliant.

    Recent and current tinplate developments at Tata Steel include:

    • development of a chromium-free passivation method to meet the new European REACH regulation for chemicals by September 2017
    • ongoing low-weight coating optimisation – for cost-effective corrosion protection
    • induction flow-brightening – delivering improved surface quality and enabling lower coating weights

    Responsive service to suit your production demands

    Our flexible, multi-site operations and robust supply chain infrastructure mean we can offer short lead times (as little as two weeks) to suit your production demands.

    Tata Steel tinplate can be supplied in:

    • coil or sheets
    • DOS or ATBC oil

    Our approachable tinplate experts are happy to advise you on the best products to meet your needs. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

     

     

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