The Innovation Centre provides the technical knowledge and skills that helps us keep our products at the forefront of our market.
We have access to the global expertise of Tata Steel's R&D facilities. Based in IJmuiden, the Netherlands, the 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 the technological knowledge and skills that help Tata Steel to maintain our leading position in the packaging market.