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  • Nickel-plated steel

    Electroplating nickel onto cold rolled steel is a core competence at Tata Steel Plating.

    Our nickel plating is world-class and our unique production and control processes mean we are able to achieve extremely tight dimensional tolerances and perfect, homogeneous consistency of the nickel layers.

    We contribute to superior products

    We supply the global top producers of alkaline batteries.

    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.

    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

    • Electronic components
    • Automotive components
    • Battery components
    • Telecommunications equipment
    • ICT products
    • Office equipment

    Quality products

    Tata Steel produces two cold-rolled, nickel-plated and heat-treated steel strip products - NICOR® and HILUMIN®. To ensure a good basis for your end-product quality, our cold-rolled steel sheet is produced only from high-grade hot-rolled steel strip. Our optimised rolling and finishing technologies mean we achieve extremely tight dimensional tolerances and perfect, homogeneous consistency of the nickel layers. NICOR® and HILUMIN® provide an excellent basis for further processing. They also give you semi-finished, electro nickel-plated end-products of superior quality. 

    Functional, efficient and cost-effective

    NICOR® and HILUMIN® are designed to make further processing more efficient and cost-effective. Cold rolling, electroplating with nickel and diffusion annealing provide excellent deep drawing capability and corrosion resistance. The consistent quality of these products means you can rely on them to perform time and again. NICOR® and HILUMIN® offer:

    • inseparable bonding between nickel layer and steel substrate
    • temperature resistance to over 200°C
    • tight tolerances and optimal consistency of layer thickness
    • improved corrosion resistance because of diffusion annealing
    • extra deep drawing capability
    • good scratch and abrasion resistance
    • very good further processing characteristics (weldable, brazeable)
    • excellent resistance against aggressive fuels such as bio diesel

     

    HILUMIN® and HILUMIN® Cobalt

    Tata Steel’s unique HILUMIN® is a superior nickel-plated steel strip product designed specifically for battery applications. Battery cans demand a very special plated steel product to ensure the best performance, corrosion resistance, non-leakage and deep drawing capabilities. HILUMIN® meets these needs through a combination of ultra clean specially-cast steel and a dedicated plating and heat treatment process. HILUMIN® is:

    • available for any type of battery (alkaline, NiMH, Nid and Li-Ion)
    • custom-made for each individual application
    • available for connector strips or as perforated steel strip
    • available in a wide variety of finishes

    For an even more advanced coating performance, HILUMIN® Cobalt has an additional cobalt plating as a top coating. HILUMIN® Cobalt outperforms the traditional alkaline battery can by enhancing the age performance considerably.

    HILUMIN® offers:

    • outstanding formability for high-speed can-making and cell assembly
    • excellent corrosion resistance and low contact resistance
    • high product reproducibility and tight tolerances
    • low earing characteristics for minimised scrap rates

     

    HILAN®

    Tata Steel’s HILAN® is bright nickel-plated steel with a fantastic-looking finish for any visible surface. The bright nickel-plating creates an extra hard and extra bright surface with superb strength. When you need a great looking finish for a visible surface, HILAN® provides the answer at a competitive price. HILAN® is ideally suited for decorative applications. You can also utilise HILAN® for stamping and deep drawing.

    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

     

    Delivery conditions 

    Dimensions and coil weights

    Plating

    Brand

    Thickness min/max

    Width min/max

    Coil size max

      

    mm

    mm

    kg

    Nickel - Diffusion annealed

    HILUMIN® ; NICOR®

    0.08-1.50

    3-724

    6800

    Nickel - Bright

    HILAN®

    0.10-1.80

    3-724

    6500

    Nickel - Cobalt

    HILUMIN® Cobalt

    0.01-1.50

    3-724

    6800

     

    Steel basis

    • High purity low carbon and IF steels specially designed and produced for the battery industry
    • High-strength steel
    • Stainless steel
    • Aluminium
    • Low carbon / extra low carbon

    Available finishes

    • Dull, bright, satin, mirror, matte, brushed, non-directional, natural nickel
    • Finishes dependent upon product type
    • Clear lacquer, protective film available dependent upon product type

    Thickness tolerances

    +/- 0.010mm

    Edges

    • Slit or mill edges
    • Relevant standards
      • EN 10139 (DC01/DC04/DC06)
      • ASTM 109 (1002/1006)
      • JIS G3141 (SPCC/SPCD/SPCE)

    Overview

    Overview

    Applications

    • Electronic components
    • Automotive components
    • Battery components
    • Telecommunications equipment
    • ICT products
    • Office equipment

    Quality products

    Tata Steel produces two cold-rolled, nickel-plated and heat-treated steel strip products - NICOR® and HILUMIN®. To ensure a good basis for your end-product quality, our cold-rolled steel sheet is produced only from high-grade hot-rolled steel strip. Our optimised rolling and finishing technologies mean we achieve extremely tight dimensional tolerances and perfect, homogeneous consistency of the nickel layers. NICOR® and HILUMIN® provide an excellent basis for further processing. They also give you semi-finished, electro nickel-plated end-products of superior quality. 

    Functional, efficient and cost-effective

    NICOR® and HILUMIN® are designed to make further processing more efficient and cost-effective. Cold rolling, electroplating with nickel and diffusion annealing provide excellent deep drawing capability and corrosion resistance. The consistent quality of these products means you can rely on them to perform time and again. NICOR® and HILUMIN® offer:

    • inseparable bonding between nickel layer and steel substrate
    • temperature resistance to over 200°C
    • tight tolerances and optimal consistency of layer thickness
    • improved corrosion resistance because of diffusion annealing
    • extra deep drawing capability
    • good scratch and abrasion resistance
    • very good further processing characteristics (weldable, brazeable)
    • excellent resistance against aggressive fuels such as bio diesel

     

    HILUMIN® and HILUMIN® Cobalt

    Tata Steel’s unique HILUMIN® is a superior nickel-plated steel strip product designed specifically for battery applications. Battery cans demand a very special plated steel product to ensure the best performance, corrosion resistance, non-leakage and deep drawing capabilities. HILUMIN® meets these needs through a combination of ultra clean specially-cast steel and a dedicated plating and heat treatment process. HILUMIN® is:

    • available for any type of battery (alkaline, NiMH, Nid and Li-Ion)
    • custom-made for each individual application
    • available for connector strips or as perforated steel strip
    • available in a wide variety of finishes

    For an even more advanced coating performance, HILUMIN® Cobalt has an additional cobalt plating as a top coating. HILUMIN® Cobalt outperforms the traditional alkaline battery can by enhancing the age performance considerably.

    HILUMIN® offers:

    • outstanding formability for high-speed can-making and cell assembly
    • excellent corrosion resistance and low contact resistance
    • high product reproducibility and tight tolerances
    • low earing characteristics for minimised scrap rates

     

    HILAN®

    Tata Steel’s HILAN® is bright nickel-plated steel with a fantastic-looking finish for any visible surface. The bright nickel-plating creates an extra hard and extra bright surface with superb strength. When you need a great looking finish for a visible surface, HILAN® provides the answer at a competitive price. HILAN® is ideally suited for decorative applications. You can also utilise HILAN® for stamping and deep drawing.

    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

     

    Delivery conditions

    Delivery conditions 

    Dimensions and coil weights

    Plating

    Brand

    Thickness min/max

    Width min/max

    Coil size max

      

    mm

    mm

    kg

    Nickel - Diffusion annealed

    HILUMIN® ; NICOR®

    0.08-1.50

    3-724

    6800

    Nickel - Bright

    HILAN®

    0.10-1.80

    3-724

    6500

    Nickel - Cobalt

    HILUMIN® Cobalt

    0.01-1.50

    3-724

    6800

     

    Steel basis

    • High purity low carbon and IF steels specially designed and produced for the battery industry
    • High-strength steel
    • Stainless steel
    • Aluminium
    • Low carbon / extra low carbon

    Available finishes

    • Dull, bright, satin, mirror, matte, brushed, non-directional, natural nickel
    • Finishes dependent upon product type
    • Clear lacquer, protective film available dependent upon product type

    Thickness tolerances

    +/- 0.010mm

    Edges

    • Slit or mill edges
    • Relevant standards
      • EN 10139 (DC01/DC04/DC06)
      • ASTM 109 (1002/1006)
      • JIS G3141 (SPCC/SPCD/SPCE)