ASTM A1008 HSLA Grade 80 Copper-plated

Alternative and trade names
Copper electroplated steel
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Tata Steel offers a range of cold-rolled steel strip products electroplated with copper. These high-performance products are a cost-effective alternative to solid copper.

Used extensively in the electrical and automotive industries, our copper-plated steel delivers benefits for your products and processes. To help you optimize your operations, we can also customize our pre-plated products to meet your specific requirements.

The copper layer offers high electrical conductivity and resistance to corrosion. It is also highly scratch-resistant – making our products suitable for decorative casings in addition to functional components. Our pre-plated strip comes in a choice of surface finish to suit your application.

The consistent quality and tight tolerances of Tata Steel’s pre-plated strip ensure reliable processing. The copper layer acts as a lubricant for outstanding formability. Our products offer good brazing properties. They also provide an excellent substrate for post-plating. As an added benefit, we can tailor the chemical composition, mechanical properties and plating thickness to meet your specific product and process needs.

Main benefits of our copper-plated steel include:
  • end-products of consistent and reliable quality
  • improved end-product performance
  • trouble-free, repeatable processing
  • minimized waste
  • extended tool life
  • control of substrate and base metal properties

  • Related Standards

    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.

    Ashby charts


    Chemical properties



    0.15 %

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    0.15 %

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    0.2 %

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    1.65 %

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    0.16 %

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    0.2 %

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    0.005 %

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    min. Cb/Nb


    0.02 %

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    0.025 %

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    0.005 %

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    0.005 %

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    Technological properties

    Application areas

  • Automotive products including: brazed double-walled tubes, bearings
  • Electrical products including: circuit breakers, switches

  • Other

    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)
    LC, C290, C340, C390, C440, C490, C590, C690, 1T (full hard), 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T0.15 – 1.70 / 0.006 - 0.071.0 - 6.0 / 40 - 24019 - 830 / 0.75 - 33

    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

  • Natural copper finish
  • Roughness from smooth to heavy matt
  • Brushed finish

  • 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.