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  • HILUMIN® ultra-clean nickel-plated steel

    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® offers outstanding performance features. The consistent and reliable quality of this product also ensures trouble-free processing in high-volume, high-speed operations.

    • Ultra-clean nickel-plated steel

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


      We pioneered nickel plating technology. HILUMIN® plays an integral part in the production of batteries.

    • 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 .

    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

    • Battery components
      • cans
      • covers
      • connector strips

    Custom-made for batteries

    Tata Steel Plating developed HILUMIN® nickel-coated steel strip specifically for battery applications. It is created by electroplating cold-rolled steel with nickel and diffusion annealing. HILUMIN® offers low contact resistance and high corrosion resistance. It is used in alkaline battery cans (including AA, AAA, C, D and 9V) and all other battery types including rechargeable and ZincAir. HILUMIN® Cobalt product has additional cobalt plating for extended shelf life.

    Superior performance

    HILUMIN® is produced from ultra-clean, specially-cast steel. Our proven and dedicated plating and heat treatment process ensures high corrosion resistance for long battery life. The consistent quality of HILUMIN® also meets the demands of high volume, high speed battery component production. HILUMIN® is custom-made for each application and is available for any battery type (alkaline, lithium, NiMH, NiCd and Li-Ion, Zn Air). It is also available as perforated steel strip. HILUMIN® comes in a wide variety of finishes and offers:

    • outstanding formability (with excellent adhesion) for high-speed can-making and cell assembly
    • excellent corrosion resistance and low contact resistance
    • excellent deep drawing capability
    • consistent mechanical properties and tight tolerances
    • low earing characteristics

    Extended shelf life

    For an even more advanced coating performance, HILUMIN® Cobalt offers additional cobalt plating as a top coating. This HILUMIN® cobalt strip outperforms the traditional alkaline battery can - enhancing cell performance considerably after ageing. If you are concerned about edge corrosion, we can also provide our HILUMIN® coating on top of stainless steel.

    Main benefits of HILUMIN® include:

    •  end-products of consistent and reliable quality
    • opportunities to enhance end-product performance
    • trouble-free, repeatable processing
    • scope to optimise processes
    • minimised yield loss

    Contact us

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

     

    Delivery conditions 

    Delivery condition

    Available temper

    Thickness range

    Nickel plating thickness

    Width range

       

    mm

    inch

    μm

    µinch

    mm

    inch

    A, LC, C290, C340, C390

    2T, 3T, 4T, 5T

    0.080 – 1.000

    0.003 – 0.040

    0.2  –  4.0

    8 – 160

    3 – 800

    0.10 – 31.5

     

    Surface appearance

    Surface Finish

    Code

    Ra (µm)

    Description

    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

     

     

    Overview

    Overview

      

    Applications

    • Battery components
      • cans
      • covers
      • connector strips

    Custom-made for batteries

    Tata Steel Plating developed HILUMIN® nickel-coated steel strip specifically for battery applications. It is created by electroplating cold-rolled steel with nickel and diffusion annealing. HILUMIN® offers low contact resistance and high corrosion resistance. It is used in alkaline battery cans (including AA, AAA, C, D and 9V) and all other battery types including rechargeable and ZincAir. HILUMIN® Cobalt product has additional cobalt plating for extended shelf life.

    Superior performance

    HILUMIN® is produced from ultra-clean, specially-cast steel. Our proven and dedicated plating and heat treatment process ensures high corrosion resistance for long battery life. The consistent quality of HILUMIN® also meets the demands of high volume, high speed battery component production. HILUMIN® is custom-made for each application and is available for any battery type (alkaline, lithium, NiMH, NiCd and Li-Ion, Zn Air). It is also available as perforated steel strip. HILUMIN® comes in a wide variety of finishes and offers:

    • outstanding formability (with excellent adhesion) for high-speed can-making and cell assembly
    • excellent corrosion resistance and low contact resistance
    • excellent deep drawing capability
    • consistent mechanical properties and tight tolerances
    • low earing characteristics

    Extended shelf life

    For an even more advanced coating performance, HILUMIN® Cobalt offers additional cobalt plating as a top coating. This HILUMIN® cobalt strip outperforms the traditional alkaline battery can - enhancing cell performance considerably after ageing. If you are concerned about edge corrosion, we can also provide our HILUMIN® coating on top of stainless steel.

    Main benefits of HILUMIN® include:

    •  end-products of consistent and reliable quality
    • opportunities to enhance end-product performance
    • trouble-free, repeatable processing
    • scope to optimise processes
    • minimised yield loss

    Contact us

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

     

    Delivery conditions

    Delivery conditions 

    Delivery condition

    Available temper

    Thickness range

    Nickel plating thickness

    Width range

       

    mm

    inch

    μm

    µinch

    mm

    inch

    A, LC, C290, C340, C390

    2T, 3T, 4T, 5T

    0.080 – 1.000

    0.003 – 0.040

    0.2  –  4.0

    8 – 160

    3 – 800

    0.10 – 31.5

     

    Surface appearance

    Surface Finish

    Code

    Ra (µm)

    Description

    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