Beyond Steel

New Frontiers of Materials Science

Extraordinary strength, super lightweight, incredibly corrosion-resistant – Fibre Reinforced Polymers and Graphene, and other materials beyond steel, are ushering in a new era of technological advancement. From electric vehicles to medical equipment, they represent avenues where Tata Steel is enabling possibilities for tomorrow.

The New Materials Business (NMB) of Tata Steel currently has two verticals under its umbrella: (a) Composites and (b) Graphene.

The composites division offers a wide range of products made of Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP). A Fibre Reinforced Composite (FRP) comprises a polymer matrix reinforced with carbon, glass, aramid, or natural fibres. Fibres add and improve properties such as stiffness, strength, creep, and fatigue resistance.

The choice of polymer and fibres depend on the desired physical and chemical properties in end-use. A wide range of matrix and reinforcement combinations are possible, offering a specific mix of properties to suit many applications areas.

Composites offer a range of benefits including high strength, corrosion resistance, lightweight, smooth finish, low maintenance, design freedom, and cost efficiency.