SAE 1008 HILUMIN® Ultra-clean nickel-plated

Alternative and trade names
Ultra-clean nickel-plated steel
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Tata Steel’s HILUMIN® is an electrolytically nickel-plated, diffusion-annealed cold-rolled steel strip. Manufactured using an ultra-clean steel grade, it plays an integral part in the production of batteries.

HILUMIN® offers outstanding performance features. The consistent and reliable quality of this product also ensures trouble-free processing in high-volume, high-speed operations.

We have optimized HILUMIN® for the production of high-quality alkaline, lithium and rechargeable batteries. Diffusion annealing ensures an inseparable bond between the nickel layer and steel substrate. It also provides improved corrosion resistance and contact resistance. Tight process control ensures optimal consistency of the electroplated layer thickness.

Used by the world’s leading battery producers, HILUMIN® delivers significant benefits for processing operations. Tight dimensional tolerances and reliable mechanical properties make HILUMIN® ideal for high-speed, high-volume stamping and deep-drawing applications. Available as a batch-annealed or continuously-annealed product, HILUMIN® also offers good welding and brazing properties.

For added benefits, we can tailor HILUMIN® products to meet your exact processing and end-product requirements.

Main benefits of HILUMIN® include:
  • end-products of consistent and reliable quality
  • optimized battery performance
  • trouble-free, repeatable processing
  • minimized waste
  • extended tool life
  • control of substrate and base metal properties

  • 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.
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    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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    Chemical properties



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    Technological properties

    Application areas

    Battery components: cans, covers, connector strips


    Surface roughness (Ra)
    KR 0 / Appliance FinishRa: ≤ 0.10 μm (exceptionally smooth mirror finish)
    KR 0.5Ra: ≤ 0.20 μm (very smooth bright finish)
    KR 4 / #2 FinishRa: 0.15 - 0.45 μm (smooth finish)
    KR 7 / #1 FinishRa: 0.6 - 1.8 μm (rough finish)
    KR 8 / #1 FinishRa: 1.0 - 2.5 μm (rough matt 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)
    Sheets cut to lengthstrip cut to a specific length (sheets)
    Straight wound coilsstandard
    Traverse wound coils (a spool)upon request – please consult us

    Delivery conditionThickness range (mm/inch)Plating thickness (μm/µ")Width range (mm/inch)
    A, LC, C290, C340, C390 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T0.08 – 1.00 / 0.003 - 0.0400.2 - 4.0 / 8 - 1603 - 724 / 0.10 - 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

  • Bright finish (BF): (Ra ≤ 0, 2 μm): very smooth surface
  • Dull finish: (Ra. min 0, 6 max. 2, 5 μm): matt surface

  • 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.