DC04-NiZn Cote electrolytically-plated

Alternative and trade names
nickel zinc alloy electroplated steel, ASTM A109 Grade 1008, EN 10139 Grade DC04, EN 10140 Grade DC04
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Tata Steel’s NiZn-Cote® and NiZn-Cote® Plus are cold-rolled steel strip products electroplated with a nickel-zinc alloy. These high-performance products provide a cost-effective alternative to stainless steel.

NiZn-Cote® and NiZn-Cote® Plus are successfully used in a wide range of demanding applications. They offer significant benefits for your end-products and processes. These include excellent corrosion resistance and paint adhesion.

Our optimised electroplating process ensures outstanding corrosion resistance. The resistance levels are higher than those of a galvanised coating at equivalent plating thickness.

Main benefits of NiZn-Cote® and NiZn-Cote® Plus include:
  • end-products of consistent and reliable quality
  • improved end-product performance
  • trouble-free, repeatable processing
  • minimised waste
  • opportunities to reduce processing steps
  • opportunities for cost savings
  • control of substrate and base metal properties
  • it can be bent, roll formed, stamped drawn, and coined.

    There are 2 variants of coatings:
  • NiZn-Cote®: electrolytically-plated with a nickel-zinc alloy
  • NiZn-Cote® Plus: electrolytically-plated with a nickel-zinc alloy; with added polymer coating

    Please consult the supplier about other product options.

  • Related Standards

    Equivalent Materials

    This material data has been provided by TATA Steel.

    "Typical" values were obtained via a literature search. "Predicted" values were imputed via artificial intelligence technology. While we have placed significant efforts in ensuring data accuracy, "typical" and "predicted" data should be considered indicative and verified by appropriate material testing. Please do contact us if additional information on the the predicted data method is required.
    All metrics apply to room temperature unless otherwise stated. SI units used unless otherwise stated.
    Equivalent standards are similar to one or more standards provided by the supplier. Some equivalent standards may be stricter whereas others may be outside the bounds of the original standard.

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    Surface roughness

    2.5 μm

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    Chemical properties



    0.08 - 0.13 %

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    0.3 - 0.6 %

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    0.04 %

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    0.05 %

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    Technological properties

    Application areas

  • Automotive components
  • Electrical components
  • Tubing
  • Brackets
  • Sporting ammunition

  • Other

    Surface roughness (Ra)
    #2 FinishRa: 0.15-0.51 μm (smooth finish)
    #1 FinishRa: 0.6-2.5 μm (rough finish)

    Coil weight
    Strip thickness (mm / inch)max coil weight EU/US
    0.1 – 1.4 / 0.008” – 0.055”10kg/mm coil width (10 KIM) / 700 PIW

    Coil inner diameter (ID)
    mm / inch
    Coil outer diameter (OD)
    mm / inch
    400, 500 / 16”, 20”max. 1368 / 60”

    Coil edge finishes
    Natural edges (#2)strip edges have a mill edge (un-slit edges)
    Slit edges (#3)strip edges have been slit (reduces maximum width by a total of 10mm)
    Straight wound coilsstandard

    Delivery conditionThickness range (mm/inch)Plating thickness (μm/µ")Width range (mm/inch)
    1T (full hard), 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T0.1 - 1.4 / 0.008 - 0.550.5 - 5.0 / 20 - 20012 - 724 / 0.5 - 28.5

    Packaging size

    Skid Type (2 & 3 runners) Dimensions mm / inch
    Pallet (Eye to sky) Coil Pallet (Eye to the side) 2 - wayMinimum 660 x 660 / 26” x 26”
    4 - wayMaximum 1321 x 1321 / 52” x 52”
    Parameters selected to protect coils from overhanging skids
    Coil No Pallet (Eye to side)Shrouded / Stretch-wrapped

    Other packaging options are available – please consult us.

    Surface Finish

  • Cold-rolled strip (CRS) smooth to rough finish (KB MA)
  • Natural (as plated)
  • Planished (brushed)

  • Surface protection

  • Our products can be delivered with adhesive protective foils on the surface including among others: oil-resistant PVC foil, PE foil or a special PE foil used for laser-cutting purposes.
  • In addition we apply oil according to your requirements.
  • Other surface protection options are available – please consult us.