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    Tata Steel Plating is the world's leading supplier of materials for the production of battery cases.

    We pioneered nickel plating technology. HILUMIN®, a material that we developed and patented , plays an integral part in the production of batteries. It is an electrolytically nickel-plated, diffusion-annealed cold rolled steel strip. Its properties are optimised for the production of high-quality batteries.

    • Great looks and performance at an affordable price

      Our electroplated strips provide all the beauty of solid metal at a fraction of the cost. They also provide the benefit of high mechanical strength.  Start with a perfect finish.

    • Hilumin® Cobalt increases shelf life

      Tata Steel Plating is the world's leading supplier of materials for the production of battery cases.
      HILUMIN® offers the coating and mechanical properties that you require for high speed can making and contribute to cell reliability so our customers can guarantee up to ten years of shelf life .

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    Tata Steel Plating

    Head Office

    c/o Hille & Müller GmbH

    Am Trippelsberg 48

    D-40589 Düsseldorf

    General enquiries

    T +49 (0)211 79 50 471

    Sales enquiries

    T +49 (0)211 79 50 250

    Overview

     

    Diverse applications

    Our electro plated steel products are supplied into several consumer product sectors. Applications for our products include:

    • Battery components: cans, covers, connector strips
    • Decorative household products including: curtain poles, lamp parts, giftware, tableware, toasters
    • Office products including: ring binders, lever-arch mechanisms, staplers, hole punches

    Main benefits of our surface-finished steel for consumer products include:

    • end-products of consistent and reliable quality
    • improved end-product performance
    • trouble-free, repeatable processing
    • opportunities to reduce processing steps
    • minimised waste

    Contact us

    Our development engineers and sales team are here to help you.
    For more information please contact us at: TSP.marketing@tatasteeleurope.com

     

     

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    Sectors

     

    Batteries

    Tata Steel Plating is the world's leading supplier of materials for the production of battery cases.

    We pioneered nickel plating technology. HILUMIN®, a material that we developed and patented over 60 years ago, plays an integral part in the production of batteries. HILUMIN® is an electrolytically nickel-plated, diffusion-annealed cold-rolled steel strip. Its properties are optimised for the production of high-quality batteries. The benefits of HILUMIN® are recognised by many international manufacturers. We supply the global top producers of alkaline batteries.

    Superior products

    The features of our nickel-plated steel for batteries are fundamental to the quality of the final product. They include:

    • battery quality grade substrate
    • coating integrity (during and after stamping)
    • adherence to tight thickness tolerances
    • precise mechanical properties

    In addition, leak protection, corrosion resistance and electrical conductivity are all positively influenced by our products.

    Reliable performance

    HILUMIN® has excellent deep drawing properties - aiding efficient and fast production of uniformly high quality batteries. To further enhance battery performance, HILUMIN® can also be supplied with a cobalt top layer – in dull or bright finish - or as a coating on stainless steel.

    For more information visit our dedicated HILUMIN® product page.

    Household products

    Tata Steel Plating supplies top-quality electro plated steel strip for the production of both decorative and non-visible parts in household appliances. We make these products from high quality cold-rolled strips which we plate with nickel or copper. Our electro plated strips provide all the beauty of solid metal at a fraction of the cost.

    Functional and reliable

    We use our technical expertise to produce consistently reliable electro plated material with high mechanical strength. All of our products benefit from stringent quality control and ongoing investment in research and development. The quality of our pre-plated steel strip provides end-products with the perfect surface finish. It also delivers the reliability that consumers expect.

    Brilliant surface

    Our HIBRITE® products have a brilliant surface appearance. We offer HIBRITE® in both cold-rolled steel and nickel-plated steel. The shiny surfaces are ideal for electroplating with chrome, copper or bright nickel. The reliable quality of HIBRITE® delivers benefits for further processing and end-products.

    Wide choice

    We offer a comprehensive range of pre-plated steel and non-ferrous metal strip. Almost all of our products can be supplied with a choice of surface finish including mirror, satin-matte, brushed and embossed. An ultra-violet and heat-resistant lacquer ensures that the surface is easy to clean and resistant to oxidation. We can deliver products in large coils, small-sized coils or cut lengths.

    Processing benefits

    Our pre-plated steel strip products have been developed to enable fast and efficient downstream processing with no risk to surface quality.

    Office products

    Our HILAN® bright nickel-plated steel delivers benefits for both further processing and end-product performance. Produced to a consistently reliable quality, HILAN® is used in a wide variety of office products including ring binders, lever-arch mechanisms, staples and hole punches.

    Reliable performance

    HILAN® benefits from tight dimensional tolerances and optimal consistency of the nickel layer. Good scratch and abrasion resistance helps to guarantee a long life for office products. Use of HILAN® also leads to longer tool life in processing operations. HILAN® is suitable for stamping and deep drawing. It can be piece-plated after the stamping process in chrome, silver or gold plating.

    Wide choice

    We can provide HILAN® bright nickel-plated steel strip in a choice of surface finish to suit your needs. Finishes include exceptionally smooth mirror finish, bright finish and rough finish. We also offer a special design satin finish (equivalent to brush finish).

    Contact us

    Our development engineers and sales team are here to help you.
    For more information please contact us at: TSP.marketing@tatasteel.com

     

     

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    Overview

    Overview

     

    Diverse applications

    Our electro plated steel products are supplied into several consumer product sectors. Applications for our products include:

    • Battery components: cans, covers, connector strips
    • Decorative household products including: curtain poles, lamp parts, giftware, tableware, toasters
    • Office products including: ring binders, lever-arch mechanisms, staplers, hole punches

    Main benefits of our surface-finished steel for consumer products include:

    • end-products of consistent and reliable quality
    • improved end-product performance
    • trouble-free, repeatable processing
    • opportunities to reduce processing steps
    • minimised waste

    Contact us

    Our development engineers and sales team are here to help you.
    For more information please contact us at: TSP.marketing@tatasteeleurope.com

     

     

    back to top

    Sectors

    Sectors

     

    Batteries

    Tata Steel Plating is the world's leading supplier of materials for the production of battery cases.

    We pioneered nickel plating technology. HILUMIN®, a material that we developed and patented over 60 years ago, plays an integral part in the production of batteries. HILUMIN® is an electrolytically nickel-plated, diffusion-annealed cold-rolled steel strip. Its properties are optimised for the production of high-quality batteries. The benefits of HILUMIN® are recognised by many international manufacturers. We supply the global top producers of alkaline batteries.

    Superior products

    The features of our nickel-plated steel for batteries are fundamental to the quality of the final product. They include:

    • battery quality grade substrate
    • coating integrity (during and after stamping)
    • adherence to tight thickness tolerances
    • precise mechanical properties

    In addition, leak protection, corrosion resistance and electrical conductivity are all positively influenced by our products.

    Reliable performance

    HILUMIN® has excellent deep drawing properties - aiding efficient and fast production of uniformly high quality batteries. To further enhance battery performance, HILUMIN® can also be supplied with a cobalt top layer – in dull or bright finish - or as a coating on stainless steel.

    For more information visit our dedicated HILUMIN® product page.

    Household products

    Tata Steel Plating supplies top-quality electro plated steel strip for the production of both decorative and non-visible parts in household appliances. We make these products from high quality cold-rolled strips which we plate with nickel or copper. Our electro plated strips provide all the beauty of solid metal at a fraction of the cost.

    Functional and reliable

    We use our technical expertise to produce consistently reliable electro plated material with high mechanical strength. All of our products benefit from stringent quality control and ongoing investment in research and development. The quality of our pre-plated steel strip provides end-products with the perfect surface finish. It also delivers the reliability that consumers expect.

    Brilliant surface

    Our HIBRITE® products have a brilliant surface appearance. We offer HIBRITE® in both cold-rolled steel and nickel-plated steel. The shiny surfaces are ideal for electroplating with chrome, copper or bright nickel. The reliable quality of HIBRITE® delivers benefits for further processing and end-products.

    Wide choice

    We offer a comprehensive range of pre-plated steel and non-ferrous metal strip. Almost all of our products can be supplied with a choice of surface finish including mirror, satin-matte, brushed and embossed. An ultra-violet and heat-resistant lacquer ensures that the surface is easy to clean and resistant to oxidation. We can deliver products in large coils, small-sized coils or cut lengths.

    Processing benefits

    Our pre-plated steel strip products have been developed to enable fast and efficient downstream processing with no risk to surface quality.

    Office products

    Our HILAN® bright nickel-plated steel delivers benefits for both further processing and end-product performance. Produced to a consistently reliable quality, HILAN® is used in a wide variety of office products including ring binders, lever-arch mechanisms, staples and hole punches.

    Reliable performance

    HILAN® benefits from tight dimensional tolerances and optimal consistency of the nickel layer. Good scratch and abrasion resistance helps to guarantee a long life for office products. Use of HILAN® also leads to longer tool life in processing operations. HILAN® is suitable for stamping and deep drawing. It can be piece-plated after the stamping process in chrome, silver or gold plating.

    Wide choice

    We can provide HILAN® bright nickel-plated steel strip in a choice of surface finish to suit your needs. Finishes include exceptionally smooth mirror finish, bright finish and rough finish. We also offer a special design satin finish (equivalent to brush finish).

    Contact us

    Our development engineers and sales team are here to help you.
    For more information please contact us at: TSP.marketing@tatasteel.com

     

     

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