Galvanizing

FINISHES

What is galvanizing?

Galvanizing is the application of a zinc layer to steel or iron to prevent rust and corrosion. The metal is either dipped in molten zinc or electroplated. Oxygen and carbon dioxide react with the zinc layer during the process, forming a protective oxide layer that prevents moisture from entering the metal, thereby avoiding rust and corrosion. It is widely used in construction, automotive, and manufacturing sectors, as it’s economical and prolongs metal lifespan.

Materials Cold-Rolled Steel & Tool Steel
Outcome
Protected zinc coating for strength and corrosion resistance
Manufacturing Finishing - Galvanizing

Our galvanizing process:

Steps designed to protect the metal from corrosion.

  1. The first step is surface preparation, which consists of cleaning the metal to remove any impurities and create a clean surface.
  2. The next step is pickling, which involves immersing the metal in an acid solution to remove any remaining impurities. The metal is then fluxed to remove any oxides formed during pickling.
  3. The final step involves immersing the metal in a bath of molten zinc. This causes a chemical reaction that forms a protective layer on the metal surface. The coated metal is then cooled and inspected for quality before it is shipped to the customer.

It is highly effective and durable, offering long-lasting protection against corrosion and other forms of damage.

Why choose galvanizing for your next project?

The process is a cost-effective and long-lasting method of protecting steel from corrosion. It involves coating the steel with a layer of zinc, which serves as a sacrificial barrier against environmental factors such as moisture and salt. Galvanized steel is highly durable, with a lifespan of up to 50 years or more in some applications. It is a flexible process that can be used for a wide range of steel products, from small fasteners to significant structural components. Overall, choosing it for your next project can provide reliable protection against corrosion, reduce maintenance needs, and extend the lifespan of your steel products.