Tata Steel Packaging Ijmuiden & Sensory Analytics Join Hands
Tata Steel’s Protact lamination plant in Ijmuiden in Netherlands and US based patented SpecMetrix coating and film thickness measurement systems developer Sensory Analytics have agreed on a global partnership to optimize product performance and coil quality. They will team on plant quality enhancements as well as brand and business development initiatives. This collaboration will generate enhanced brand differentiation while combining innovations to deliver a higher level of quality assurance to shared customers. Tata Steel and Sensory have agreed to work together on plant quality system enhancements and collaborative business development initiatives, effective immediately.
To assure the highest level of laminated coil quality for Tata Steel’s Protact customers, Sensory’s latest SpecMetrix in-line film thickness measurement systems will be installed onto the Protact lamination line with the support of Sensory and IJmuiden plant personnel. The Tata Steel Protact team will also receive advanced system training from Sensory’s SpecMetrix Certified support team members. Tata Steel’s decision to invest in the next generation of coating and film layer quality assurance reinforces the Protact brand commitment to achieving optimal laminated coil quality and process control for its expanding customer base. This will be the first laminated metal plant in the world to be equipped with a SpecMetrix in-line coil coating measurement systems. Protact also expects to earn Sensory’s SpecMetrix Certified award recognition as the first global laminated coil plant recipient.
Sensory Analytics supplies its award-winning and patented SpecMetrix coating thickness and layer measurement systems to manufacturing and coating leaders within the metal, flexible packaging, electronics, automotive, and other industrial markets worldwide. All SpecMetrix offerings measure the absolute thickness of applied wet or dry coatings and applied layers in real-time with nanometric precision during the coating process or to meet QA and R&D needs.
Protact laminated steel from Tata Steel meets market needs for more sustainable, reliable, and safe packaging material. Infinitely recyclable, Protact is food-safe and optimized for efficient can making. It is a proven material solution within an increasing array of can making applications and formats including two-piece food, general line and aerosol cans.