Pre-finished steel for fit out
Advantica® Lighting

Pre-finished steel for lighting applications

Advantica® is a range of pre-finished steel products specifically formulated for the manufactured goods sector. The result of almost 40 years experience, the Advantica® product range can provide superior solutions to best meet your needs.

Tata Steel manufactures high reflectivity pre-finished steel products specially formulated for light fittings including gear trays and box sections for fluorescent tube lights, reflectors and luminaire light fittings in commercial buildings.

All Advantica® Lighting products are supplied with a white reflective surface and can be produced with a variety of shades and coating systems to the reverse. They can be supplied on a variety of substrates.

Our wide product range can be used for applications including; commercial, industrial and domestic lighting. Tata Steel can help you make the right decision for your design.

 

 

Advantica Lighting
Product specification

EN-Construction-Product-Advantica Lighting - Advantica® GH

Advantica® GH
Specification details

EN-Construction-Product-Advantica Lighting - Advantica® GH | Product features

Product features

<p><strong>Advantica® GH</strong></p> <p>A pre-finished steel product with high gloss levels.</p> <p><strong>Characteristics</strong></p> <ul> <li>High gloss level</li> <li>Smooth surface appearance</li> <li>High reflection behaviour</li> </ul> <p><strong>Substrates available</strong></p> <ul> <li>Hot-dip galvanised to EN 10346</li> <li>Cold reduced to EN 10130</li> </ul> <p><strong>Options</strong></p> <ul> <li>Alternative backing coats available</li> <li>Protective film</li> </ul>

EN-Construction-Product-Advantica Lighting - Advantica® GH | Typical properties

Typical properties

Advantica® GH

Properties     Test Standard
Nominal organic
coating thickness
μm 25 EN 13523-1
Specular gloss (60°) GU >60 EN 13523-2
Adhesion on bending T 1 EN 13523-7
Flexibility
(minimum bend radius)
T 3 EN 13523-7
Pencil hardness   HB-F EN 13523-4
Scratch resistance g >1800 EN 13523-12
Abrasion resistance
(Taber, 250 rev.
1kg, CS10 wheels)
mg <30 EN 13523-16

 Notes

The figures contained in this table are typical properties and do not constitute a
specification. If forming pre-finished steel below 16°C please consult Tata Steel for further
information.

EN-Construction-Product-Advantica Lighting - Advantica® GH | Solutions and services

Solutions and services

<p><strong>Advantica® working with you</strong></p> <p>The Advantica® brand provides a range of pre-finished steel products specially formulated for manufactured goods and widely used for diverse applications.</p> <p>The Advantica® product range is available in a wide range of colours, with solid or metallic effects as well as bespoke finishes tailored to individual needs. With continuous investment in research and development Tata Steel constantly update the product portfolio to ensure that they can meet the requirements of the manufactured goods sector.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Tailored solutions and services</strong></p> <p>For any customised requirements, Tata Steel can meet your needs with shorter lead times, flexible quantities and further processing.</p> <p>Our technical support team is on hand to help you to define:</p> <p>•  The best solution in view of the application and the manufacturing process.<br/>•  The precautions to be taken regarding the end use of this product.</p> <p>For further information or assistance, please contact us.</p>

EN-Construction-Product-Advantica Lighting - Advantica® GH | Product testing

Product testing

<p><strong>Product testing</strong></p> <p>To ensure the integrity of the Advantica® products, Tata Steel uses laboratory tests to measure their performance against corrosion, chemicals and abrasion. All testing of products is carried out to international standards.</p> <p>For further information or assistance, please contact us.</p>

EN-Construction-Product-Advantica Lighting - Advantica® GH | Forming and processing

Forming and processing

<p><strong>Forming and processing</strong></p> <p>The Advantica® products can be formed and processed with various techniques including: cutting, shearing, notching, piercing, slitting, press braking, folding, roll forming, spinning and deep drawing.</p> <p>For further information or assistance, please contact us.</p>

EN-Construction-Product-Advantica Lighting - Advantica® GH | Cleaning and maintenance

Cleaning and maintenance

<p><strong>Cleaning and maintenance</strong></p> <p>All Advantica® products can be cleaned with commercially available, water based cleaning products. The use of abrasive cleaners or scouring pads is not recommended. For controlled environments, ensure that the cleaner is compatible with the pre-finished steel product used on.</p> <p>For further information or assistance, please contact us.</p>

EN-Construction-Product-Advantica Lighting - Advantica® F Reflect

Advantica® F Reflect
Specification details

EN-Construction-Product-Advantica Lighting - Advantica® F Reflect | Product features

Product features

<p><strong>Advantica® F Reflect</strong></p> <p><strong>Characteristics</strong></p> <ul> <li>Smooth surface appearance</li> <li>Specially designed to have high reflective properties</li> <li>For lighting applications</li> </ul> <p><strong>Substrates available</strong></p> <ul> <li>Cold reduced to EN 10131</li> <li>Hot-dip galvanised to EN 10346</li> </ul>

EN-Construction-Product-Advantica Lighting - Advantica® F Reflect | Typical properties

Typical properties

Advantica® F Reflect typical properties table

Properties Data (See note 1) Test Specification
Nominal organic
coating thickness
25-40µm EN 13523-1
Specular gloss (60°) 10-85% EN 13523-2
Pencil hardness HB-2H EN 13523-4
Flexibility
(minimum bend radius)
2T2@16°C EN 13523-7
Adhesion:
After bending
1T EN 13523-7
Corrosion resistance: 
Neutral salt spray
240 hrs EN 13523-8
Corrosion resistance: 
Humidity
1000 hrs EN 13523-26
Corrosion resistance:
UV resistance (UV-A)
Very good EN 10169
Scratch resistance 1800 EN 13523-12
Reflectivity Y>83%  

Notes to table

1. All figures are based on minimum properties and do not constitute a specification, they may differ depending on individual requirements. Consult Tata Steel for further information.
2. Also available in a highly flexible variant.

If forming pre-finished steel below 16°C please consult Tata Steel for further information. Consult Tata Steel for specific gloss and reflectivity requirements.

EN-Construction-Product-Advantica Lighting - Advantica® F Flex

Advantica® F Flex
Specification details

EN-Construction-Product-Advantica Lighting - Advantica® F Flex | Product features

Product features

<p>Highly flexible pre-finished steel product developed for the manufactured goods market.</p> <p><strong>Characteristics</strong></p> <ul> <li>Designed for high flexibility.</li> <li>Wide range of colours and gloss levels.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Substrates available</strong></p> <ul> <li>Hot-dip galvanised to EN 10346.</li> <li>Cold reduced to EN 10120.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Options</strong></p> <ul> <li>Aluminium look-like aspect.</li> <li>Alternative backing coats available.</li> <li>Protective film.</li> </ul>

EN-Construction-Product-Advantica Lighting - Advantica® F Flex | Typical properties

Typical properties
Properties     Test Standard
Nominal organic
coating thickness
μm 25* EN 13523-1
Specular gloss (60°) GU 20-70 EN 13523-2
Adhesion on bending T 0 EN 13523-7
Flexibility
(minimum bend radius)
T 0 EN 13523-7
Pencil hardness   HB EN 13523-4
Scratch resistance g >1500 EN 13523-12
Abrasion resistance
(Taber, 250 rev.
1kg, CS10 wheels)
mg <30 EN 13523-16
Corrosion resistance: 
Neutral salt spray
hours 240 EN 13523-8
Corrosion resistance: 
Humidity
hours 500 EN 13523-26

 

Notes

*On request, available in a 15μm coating thickness.

The figures contained in this table are typical properties and do not constitute a
specification. If forming pre-finished steel below 16°C please consult Tata Steel for further
information.

EN-Construction-Product-Advantica Lighting - Advantica® GM

Advantica® GM
Specification details

EN-Construction-Product-Advantica Lighting - Advantica® GM | Product features

Product features

A proven solution for non-aggressive controlled environments with low traffic and minimal food contact.

We have been producing Advantica® GM pre-finished steel over several decades. It is a popular choice in controlled environments where traffic is low and where there is little risk of damage occurring to the product and minimal routine cleaning. It is suitable for use in areas where there is intermittent food contact only.

Advantica® GM is:

  • Easy to clean.
  • Safe for use where direct food contact is minimal.

Substrates available

  • Hot-dip galvanised to EN 10346.

EN-Construction-Product-Advantica Lighting - Advantica® GM | Technical data

Technical data

<p><strong>Manufactured with care</strong></p> <p>We manufacture Advantica® GM using a hot-dip galvanized substrate to EN 10346. Following a pre-treatment, an anti-corrosive primer is applied. A smooth polyester topcoat is applied on top of the primer. The nominal total organic coating thickness is 25µm.</p> <p>The reverse side of the product has a backing coat which provides excellent adhesion to most forms of adhesive and insulation.</p> <p><strong>Forming and processing</strong></p> <p>Advantica® products can be formed and processed with various techniques including: cutting, shearing, notching, piercing, slitting, press braking, folding, roll forming, spinning and deep drawing.</p> <p><strong>Cleaning and maintenance</strong><br/> As there are so many different sorts and sources of cleaning products on today’s market, recommendations regarding use of the product is the responsibility of the detergent manufacturer. However, we strongly recommend that you follow the advice given below, which is based on our experience.</p> <p>For details of the advice please refer to our Controlled environments brochure</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Choice of colours</strong></p> <p>We can supply Advantica® GM in a variety of colours to meet your needs and design aims. In many cases, we can even match our product to a specific colour – please contact us for further information.</p>

EN-Construction-Product-Advantica Lighting - Advantica® GM | Typical properties

Typical properties

Advantica® GM typical properties table

Properties     Test Standard
Nominal organic
coating thickness
μm 25* EN 13523-1
Specular gloss (60°) GU 20-60 EN 13523-2
Adhesion on bending T 1 EN 13523-7
Flexibility
(minimum bend radius)
T 3 EN 13523-7
Pencil hardness   HB-F EN 13523-4
Scratch resistance g >1800 EN 13523-12
Abrasion resistance
(Taber, 250 rev.
1kg, CS10 wheels)
mg <30 EN 13523-16
Corrosion resistance: 
Neutral salt spray
hours 360 EN 13523-8
Corrosion resistance: 
Humidity
hours 1000 EN 13523-26
Corrosion resistance
category
  RC3** EN 10169
UV resistance category   Ruv3 EN 10169
CPI category   CPI3** EN 10169

Notes

The figures contained in this table are typical properties and do not constitute a
specification. If forming pre-finished steel below 16°C please consult Tata Steel for further
information. If the product is ordered as anti-static, surface resistance will be between 106–109
Ω/cm2 according to ASTM D257.

*For high white shades higher coating thicknesses are required.

**Corrosion and humidity performance subject to specification such as minimal metallic
coating weight.

EN-Construction-Product-Advantica Lighting - Advantica® F Heat

Advantica® F Heat
Specification details

EN-Construction-Product-Advantica Lighting - Advantica® F Heat | Product features

Product features

Advantica® F Heat

  • A pre-finished steel product with excellent heat resistance

Characteristics
•  Very good heat performance
•  Smooth surface appearance

Substrates available
•  Hot-dip galvanised to EN 10346
•  Cold reduced to EN 10130

Options
•  Alternative backing coats available
•  Protective film

EN-Construction-Product-Advantica Lighting - Advantica® F Heat | Typical properties

Typical properties

Advantica® F Heat

Typical properties      Test specification
Nominal
coating thickness
μm 25 EN 13523-1
Specular gloss (60°) GU

50-60

EN 13523-2
Adhesion on bending T 0 EN 13523-7
Flexibility
(minimum bend radius)
T 3 EN 13523-7
Pencil hardness   F EN 13523-4
Scratch resistance g >1800 EN 13523-12
Abrasion resistance
(Taber, 250 rev.
1kg, CS10 wheels)
mg <30 EN 13523-16

Corrosion resistance:
Neutral salt spray

Hours 360 EN 13523-16

Corrosion resistance:
Humidity resistance

Hours 1000 EN 13523-26
Resistance to accelerated
ageing by use of heat
 

Delta E <0,5 at 200 hours 120oC
Delta E <1 at 3 hrs 180oC
Flexibility: max 1T loss after both ageings

EN 13523-13

Notes

The figures contained in this table are typical properties and do not constitute a
specification. If forming pre-finished steel below 16°C please consult Tata Steel for further
information.

Corrosion and humidity performance subject to specification such as minimal metallic coating weight.