EN-Corporate-News-2020-Best kept secret of Tata Steel in IJmuiden

How do you improve on the humble food can? Well at Tata Steel what was until now only known by customers and the trade press has been revealed to the whole world.

Protact is a new steel packaging material which is as safe as it has always been, but easier for canmakers to work with and truly 100% recyclable. Protact is used in the food processing industry (including canned food).


They perform well across a range of sectors from personal care, to paint and foods.

Steel aerosols offer dispensing convenience at high quality with exceptionally fine vaporisation or foaming for immediate use with the freedom of portion control. Being hermetically sealed, aerosols deliver a truly hygienic packaging format that preserves the quality of its contents well.


Steel is the most reliable packaging material for paints and chemicals due to the specific material characteristics it contains.

It has unique barrier properties, making it impermeable to gas and light. The preservation capabilities of steel guarantee long shelf life. It has the versatility to contain both solvent and water based products. It is robustness enables it to withstand rigorous mixing process, transportation and handling.


The heat sterilisation process preserves food naturally in a safe, strong, and convenient pack without having to rely on additives and preservatives. The food can offers brands a reliable, safe and secure packaging format.

The steel can is the only packaging that captures nutrients in heat-processed food without the need for preservatives. 

Packaging steel offers a 100% barrier against water, light and air.

Packaging steel closures are unmatched for safety and reliability.


Their strength safeguards the quality and branding during filling, transport and storage, and supports the brand image. The result is less spoilage, less denting and an overall better brand image.

The steel can’s unique barrier properties protect drinks from light, water and air, safeguard product integrity and meet highest food safety standards. Beverage cans ensure consistent carbonation, delivering the refreshing fizzyness that consumers expect. Steel cans are also tactile, being cold to the touch.