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  • Electro-plated - 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.

    Fantastic looking finish for a visible surface

    Because HILAN® keeps its good looks, it is ideal for decorative products. HILAN® can be processed with ease and provides several advantages over stainless steel.

    Stringent process control ensures an optimised layer of bright nickel - delivering a hard-wearing surface with good resistance to scratches and abrasion

    Contact us

    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

     

    Applications

    • Office equipment including ring binder components and lever-arch mechanisms.
    • Decorative household products includingpiece-plated chromed parts and vacuum cleaner components

     

    Optimised finish

    HILAN® is produced to tight dimensional tolerances for uniform products and repeatable processing. Stringent process control ensures an optimised layer of bright nickel - delivering a hard-wearing surface with good resistance to scratches and abrasion. It is available in a choice of surface finishes – including shiny and matt - to suit your applications.

    Cost-effective

    HILAN® provides a cost-effective alternative to stainless steel. It also provides further scope for cost savings in your processing. It forms a good basis for chrome piece-plating – reducing the need for processing steps such as post-plating and pre-polishing. For added benefits, we can tailor HILAN® products to meet your exact processing and end-product requirements. HILAN® offers:

    • stamping and deep drawing capability
    • good welding and brazing properties superior to those of stainless steel

    Main benefits of HILAN® include:

    • end-products of consistent and reliable quality
    • improved end-product performance
    • trouble-free, repeatable processing
    • opportunities to reduce processing steps
    • longer tool life
    • opportunities for cost savings

    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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    Delivery conditions 

    Delivery conditionAvailable temperThickness rangeNickel plating thicknessWidth range
      mminchμmµinchmminch
    LC, C290, C340, C390, C440, C490, C590, C690 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T 0.100 – 1.500 0.008 – 0.060 0.5 – 3.0 20 – 120 3 – 660 0.10 – 26

    C999
    (DC01 only)

    1T (full hard) 0.250 – 1.500 0.008 – 0.060 0.5 – 3.0 20 – 120 3 – 630 0.10 – 24.8

     

    Surface appearance

    Surface Finish

    Code

    Ra (µm)

    Description

    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 can also lacquer satin-finished products on request – please contact us.

    Overview

    Overview

     

    Applications

    • Office equipment including ring binder components and lever-arch mechanisms.
    • Decorative household products includingpiece-plated chromed parts and vacuum cleaner components

     

    Optimised finish

    HILAN® is produced to tight dimensional tolerances for uniform products and repeatable processing. Stringent process control ensures an optimised layer of bright nickel - delivering a hard-wearing surface with good resistance to scratches and abrasion. It is available in a choice of surface finishes – including shiny and matt - to suit your applications.

    Cost-effective

    HILAN® provides a cost-effective alternative to stainless steel. It also provides further scope for cost savings in your processing. It forms a good basis for chrome piece-plating – reducing the need for processing steps such as post-plating and pre-polishing. For added benefits, we can tailor HILAN® products to meet your exact processing and end-product requirements. HILAN® offers:

    • stamping and deep drawing capability
    • good welding and brazing properties superior to those of stainless steel

    Main benefits of HILAN® include:

    • end-products of consistent and reliable quality
    • improved end-product performance
    • trouble-free, repeatable processing
    • opportunities to reduce processing steps
    • longer tool life
    • opportunities for cost savings

    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

    Delivery conditions

    Delivery conditions 

    Delivery conditionAvailable temperThickness rangeNickel plating thicknessWidth range
      mminchμmµinchmminch
    LC, C290, C340, C390, C440, C490, C590, C690 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T 0.100 – 1.500 0.008 – 0.060 0.5 – 3.0 20 – 120 3 – 660 0.10 – 26

    C999
    (DC01 only)

    1T (full hard) 0.250 – 1.500 0.008 – 0.060 0.5 – 3.0 20 – 120 3 – 630 0.10 – 24.8

     

    Surface appearance

    Surface Finish

    Code

    Ra (µm)

    Description

    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 can also lacquer satin-finished products on request – please contact us.