The Innovation Centre provides the technical knowledge and skills to help keep your products at the forefront of the market.
We have access to the global expertise of the Tata Steel Research and Development department. Based in IJmuiden, the Netherlands, the Innovation Centre has available to it some of the best research, development and technical resources in the steelmaking and tinplate world.
Our investigations include studies of corrosion and mechanical performance during handling, processing and storing. We use computer modelling to predict performance before the actual component is produced, speeding up development time and reducing trial and error.
Dealing with all aspects of the packaging supply chain, from welding, forming and coating to filling, seaming, sterilising and recycling, it provides excellent technological knowledge and skills. Our laboratory testing capabilities cover:
- Forming and joining
- Food processing
- Corrosion testing and measurements
- Coating applications
- Packaging design
- Finite Element Analysis (FEA)