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  • Advantica® for refrigerated trailers

    Advantica® pre-finished steel provides a ready to use, optimised solution for inner and outer layers of composite panels for use in the construction of refrigerated trailers.  It also offers improved adhesion and a superior bond, which ensures the insulated panels are capable of coping with the most demanding environmental forces.

    • High strength, low weight

      Manufactured from thin gauge pre-finished steel Advantica® provides exceptional rigidity at a relatively low weight compared to other alternatives. The reduced weight vehicles in turn reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, making the trailers more efficient to operate.

    • Superior thermal performance

      Used for the construction of the internal and external sides of composite panels, Tata Steel pre-finished steel products offer increased thermal performance over alternative materials.

    • Strong and durable bond

      Continuous product testing and working alongside leading trailer manufacturers has helped us develop a proven adhesion system that ensures excellent strength for efficient panel processing and a rigid structure for a lifetimes service.

    Tata Steel

    Tata Steel

    Maubeuge

    22, avenue Jean de Beco

    BP 12099 Louvroil

    59606 Maubeuge Cedex, France

    T +33 (0) 607 588 220

    Overview


    Our innovative range of steel products for use in refrigerated commercial vehicles have been developed to ensure the world’s leading trailer manufacturers get the best from our pre-finished steel solutions.


    We have taken our knowledge and expertise from both the construction and manufactured goods sectors and re-engineered our Advantica® pre-finished steel to provide a ready to use, optimised solution for the inner and outer layers of composite panels used in the construction of refrigerated trailers.

    Specifically developed to offer improved adhesion and create a superior bond, this ensures that the insulated panels are capable of coping with the most demanding environmental forces.
    Overview

    Our pre-finished steel provides the material of choice to help trailer manufacturers meet the challenges they face to provide clients with superior vehicles that offer benefits including:
    • Light weighting
    • Durability
    • Thermal efficiency
    • Accredited food safe compliance
    • Ease of cleaning
    • Aesthetic finish
    • Sustainability
    • Flexible and economical processing

     

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    Benefits

     

    Trailer manufacturers

    Advantica® supports production efficiency and legislation compliance by:

    • Manufacturing efficiencies achieved through an automated steel production process.
    • Ease of use and bonding capability.
    • Ready to use solution that requires no overpainting

    Trailer owners

    Advantica® supports reduced running costs, resulting in lower cost of trailer ownership:

    • Provides excellent thermal efficiency and minimal permeability therefore reducing cooling costs.
    • Abrasion and corrosion resistance on external face and robust internally to provide a longer-lasting and durable trailer panel solution.
    • Robust and moisture tight, providing consistent performance even when damaged.
    • Easy to clean internally and externally.

     

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    Essential components



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    Technical properties


    Advantica® L Control typical properties
    (Internal roof and wall application)
    Property Unit of  measure Result Test standard
    Nominal organic coating thickness  μm 120 or (150 on request) EN 13523-1
    Specular gloss (60°) GU 8-15 EN 13523-2
    Pencil hardness   >4H  EN 13523-4
    Adhesion after indentation T Pass EN 13523-6
    Adhesion on bending T 0 EN 13523-7
    Flexibility                                                (minimum bend radius) T 0 EN 13523-7
    Scratch resistance g 4000 EN 13523-12
    Corrosion resistance: Neutral salt spray hours 500 EN 13523-8
    Corrosion resistance: Humidity hours 1500 EN 13523-25
    Fire resistance   B-s1,d0 EN 13501-1
    VOC    A+ EN ISO 16000-9:2006
    Service temperature range oC -40 to +60  

    The figures contained in this table are properties and do not constitute a specification. 
    If forming pre-finished steel below 16oC please consult Tata Steel for further information.
    Humidity performance subject to specification such as minimal metallic coating weight.
    Foodsafety: compatible for continuous and direct contact with dry, aqueous and acidic foodstuffs.
    Not suitable for outdoor use.


    Advantica® PR TR (HA) typical properties

    (Intermediate parts application)
    For typical property information for Advantica® PR TR (HA) please contact Tata Steel.


    Advantica® SDP 35 TR typical properties

    (External roof and wall application)

    Property Unit of measure Result Test standard
    Nominal organic coating thickness   35 EN 13523-1
    Specular gloss (60o) GU 20-80 EN 13523-2
    Adhesion on bending T 1 EN 13523-7
    Flexibility (minimum bend radius) T 2.5 EN 13523-7
    Pencil hardness   F-HB EN 13523-4
    Scratch resistance 9 >1800 EN 13523-12
    Abrasion resistance
    (Taber, 250 rev. 1 kg, CS10 wheels)
    mg <25 EN 13523-16
    Corrosion resistance: Neutral salt spray hours 500 EN 13523-8
    Corrosion resistance: Humidity resistance hours 1000 EN 13523-26
    UV resistance category   Ruv3 EN 10169
    UV resistance (QUVA) hours 2000 EN 13523-10
    Cyclic corrosion test (delamination on scratch): 6 cycles mm <2 VDA 233-102 / EN 11997
    Cyclic corrosion test (delamination on scratch): 12 cycles mm <3 VDA 233-102 / EN 11997
    Diesel test (change of appearance) Visual No EN ISO 2812-T4
    Pancreatin test (change of appearance) visual No  EN ISO 2812-T4
    Stone chip resistance
    (2 x 500g, 2 bar)
    Class ≤1.5 EN ISO 20567-1 VDA 621-427
    Steam jet test Class 2 EN ISO 16925
    The figures contained in this table are properties and do not constitute a specification. 
    If forming pre-finished steel below 16oC please consult Tata Steel for further information.



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    Certification and performance 


    Advantica® pre-finished steel for refrigerated trailers has been subjected to extensive testing and is well-proven in a wide variety of applications. 

    Our products which are fully REACH compliant and chrome free, have been designed to provide exceptional performance, meeting the highest industry standards as required by end-users.

    Highly resistance to the daily pressures that will be placed upon the internal and external faces of the main trailer (transporting, loading and unloading), Advantica® offers excellent levels of resistance to corrosion, damage, scratching, abrasion and wear and tear.



    Robust in use

    Internally, steel’s robustness makes it the ideal choice for providing a long-lasting composite panel solution that will cope excellently with the extensive day-to-day loading operations it will endure.

    Externally, steel offers excellent abrasion and corrosion resistance and is capable of withstanding the wear and tear it can be subjected to including demanding weather conditions and road debris.


    Moisture resistant

    Advantica® pre-finished steel composite panels have superior moisture ingress resistance, and even if damaged the integrity of the pane is uncompromised as the robust steel layer won’t allow moisture to enter the insulation and surrounding surface area.


    Easy to clean

    The risk of contamination from one cargo to another is always a concern but can be dealt with easily through a routine cleaning procedure that is simple and effective:
    • High pressure water and mild detergent
    • Thorough rinse with clean water.
    Please contact Tata Steel for advice on chemical resistance.


    Easy to repair

    Advantica® offers benefits for trailer maintenance and repair. A pre-finished steel composite panel system gives trained professionals the option to repair damage with cost-effective sectional repair, or full panel replacement.
    Externally pre-finished steel composite panels can be overpainted and decals applied to give a new lease of life.


    Food safe certification

    Independently tested and certified for volatile organic compounds (VOC) and fully complaint with EN 16000-9. Advantica® L Control achieved an A+ rating.

    Subjected to rigorous industrial testing Advantica® L Control meets stringent requirements for continuous food contact. Tested by an independent accredited laboratory to EN 1186, EN 13130 and CEN/TS 14234 standards.




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    Overview

    Overview


    Our innovative range of steel products for use in refrigerated commercial vehicles have been developed to ensure the world’s leading trailer manufacturers get the best from our pre-finished steel solutions.


    We have taken our knowledge and expertise from both the construction and manufactured goods sectors and re-engineered our Advantica® pre-finished steel to provide a ready to use, optimised solution for the inner and outer layers of composite panels used in the construction of refrigerated trailers.

    Specifically developed to offer improved adhesion and create a superior bond, this ensures that the insulated panels are capable of coping with the most demanding environmental forces.
    Overview

    Our pre-finished steel provides the material of choice to help trailer manufacturers meet the challenges they face to provide clients with superior vehicles that offer benefits including:
    • Light weighting
    • Durability
    • Thermal efficiency
    • Accredited food safe compliance
    • Ease of cleaning
    • Aesthetic finish
    • Sustainability
    • Flexible and economical processing

     

    back to top

    Benefits

    Benefits

     

    Trailer manufacturers

    Advantica® supports production efficiency and legislation compliance by:

    • Manufacturing efficiencies achieved through an automated steel production process.
    • Ease of use and bonding capability.
    • Ready to use solution that requires no overpainting

    Trailer owners

    Advantica® supports reduced running costs, resulting in lower cost of trailer ownership:

    • Provides excellent thermal efficiency and minimal permeability therefore reducing cooling costs.
    • Abrasion and corrosion resistance on external face and robust internally to provide a longer-lasting and durable trailer panel solution.
    • Robust and moisture tight, providing consistent performance even when damaged.
    • Easy to clean internally and externally.

     

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    Essential components

    Essential components



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    Technical propreties

    Technical properties


    Advantica® L Control typical properties
    (Internal roof and wall application)
    Property Unit of  measure Result Test standard
    Nominal organic coating thickness  μm 120 or (150 on request) EN 13523-1
    Specular gloss (60°) GU 8-15 EN 13523-2
    Pencil hardness   >4H  EN 13523-4
    Adhesion after indentation T Pass EN 13523-6
    Adhesion on bending T 0 EN 13523-7
    Flexibility                                                (minimum bend radius) T 0 EN 13523-7
    Scratch resistance g 4000 EN 13523-12
    Corrosion resistance: Neutral salt spray hours 500 EN 13523-8
    Corrosion resistance: Humidity hours 1500 EN 13523-25
    Fire resistance   B-s1,d0 EN 13501-1
    VOC    A+ EN ISO 16000-9:2006
    Service temperature range oC -40 to +60  

    The figures contained in this table are properties and do not constitute a specification. 
    If forming pre-finished steel below 16oC please consult Tata Steel for further information.
    Humidity performance subject to specification such as minimal metallic coating weight.
    Foodsafety: compatible for continuous and direct contact with dry, aqueous and acidic foodstuffs.
    Not suitable for outdoor use.


    Advantica® PR TR (HA) typical properties

    (Intermediate parts application)
    For typical property information for Advantica® PR TR (HA) please contact Tata Steel.


    Advantica® SDP 35 TR typical properties

    (External roof and wall application)

    Property Unit of measure Result Test standard
    Nominal organic coating thickness   35 EN 13523-1
    Specular gloss (60o) GU 20-80 EN 13523-2
    Adhesion on bending T 1 EN 13523-7
    Flexibility (minimum bend radius) T 2.5 EN 13523-7
    Pencil hardness   F-HB EN 13523-4
    Scratch resistance 9 >1800 EN 13523-12
    Abrasion resistance
    (Taber, 250 rev. 1 kg, CS10 wheels)
    mg <25 EN 13523-16
    Corrosion resistance: Neutral salt spray hours 500 EN 13523-8
    Corrosion resistance: Humidity resistance hours 1000 EN 13523-26
    UV resistance category   Ruv3 EN 10169
    UV resistance (QUVA) hours 2000 EN 13523-10
    Cyclic corrosion test (delamination on scratch): 6 cycles mm <2 VDA 233-102 / EN 11997
    Cyclic corrosion test (delamination on scratch): 12 cycles mm <3 VDA 233-102 / EN 11997
    Diesel test (change of appearance) Visual No EN ISO 2812-T4
    Pancreatin test (change of appearance) visual No  EN ISO 2812-T4
    Stone chip resistance
    (2 x 500g, 2 bar)
    Class ≤1.5 EN ISO 20567-1 VDA 621-427
    Steam jet test Class 2 EN ISO 16925
    The figures contained in this table are properties and do not constitute a specification. 
    If forming pre-finished steel below 16oC please consult Tata Steel for further information.



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    Certification and performance

    Certification and performance 


    Advantica® pre-finished steel for refrigerated trailers has been subjected to extensive testing and is well-proven in a wide variety of applications. 

    Our products which are fully REACH compliant and chrome free, have been designed to provide exceptional performance, meeting the highest industry standards as required by end-users.

    Highly resistance to the daily pressures that will be placed upon the internal and external faces of the main trailer (transporting, loading and unloading), Advantica® offers excellent levels of resistance to corrosion, damage, scratching, abrasion and wear and tear.



    Robust in use

    Internally, steel’s robustness makes it the ideal choice for providing a long-lasting composite panel solution that will cope excellently with the extensive day-to-day loading operations it will endure.

    Externally, steel offers excellent abrasion and corrosion resistance and is capable of withstanding the wear and tear it can be subjected to including demanding weather conditions and road debris.


    Moisture resistant

    Advantica® pre-finished steel composite panels have superior moisture ingress resistance, and even if damaged the integrity of the pane is uncompromised as the robust steel layer won’t allow moisture to enter the insulation and surrounding surface area.


    Easy to clean

    The risk of contamination from one cargo to another is always a concern but can be dealt with easily through a routine cleaning procedure that is simple and effective:
    • High pressure water and mild detergent
    • Thorough rinse with clean water.
    Please contact Tata Steel for advice on chemical resistance.


    Easy to repair

    Advantica® offers benefits for trailer maintenance and repair. A pre-finished steel composite panel system gives trained professionals the option to repair damage with cost-effective sectional repair, or full panel replacement.
    Externally pre-finished steel composite panels can be overpainted and decals applied to give a new lease of life.


    Food safe certification

    Independently tested and certified for volatile organic compounds (VOC) and fully complaint with EN 16000-9. Advantica® L Control achieved an A+ rating.

    Subjected to rigorous industrial testing Advantica® L Control meets stringent requirements for continuous food contact. Tested by an independent accredited laboratory to EN 1186, EN 13130 and CEN/TS 14234 standards.




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