Is Plating Zinc the Same as Galvanizing?

is zinc plating the same as galvanizing

Zinc protects iron and steel from the relentless forces of corrosion. Galvanizing iron and steel by dipping them in molten zinc creates an alloy that can, in the right environmental conditions, protect the iron or steel beneath it for 100 years or more. But what about electroplating iron and steel with zinc? Does plating iron […]

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Can You Powder Coat Galvanized Steel?

Galvanized steel weathers with a beautiful, protective patina over time, but many architects and designers want their steel to be colorful. Galvanizing steel ensures a long part life, and powder coating gives builders an extensive color palette. But powder coating is not a simple process. What is Powder Coated Galvanized Steel? A powder coat can […]

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Can Galvanized Steel Be Welded?

Galvanized steel has been used for hundreds of years because of its strong protection and aesthetic design. It’s used in places like gutters on homes to even the suspension cables on the Brooklyn Bridge. We know it is a superior product to steel with any other type of coating since it protects the steel from […]

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Galvanized Steel vs. Galvannealed Steel

We have talked a lot about galvanized steel versus other metals, but not galvannealed. Often, people seem to confuse them because of the similar sounding names, and they are very similar… but also different. Let’s look at both galvanized and galvannealed steel to see how they stack up against each other. Similarities of the Two […]

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What Role Does Zinc Play in Galvanized Steel?

Zinc is an essential part of the natural world. Zinc occurs naturally in the earth’s crust, in water in wells,  in the oceans, the surface of the earth, in the atmosphere and in every cell of every living organism.  At first glance, zinc wouldn’t seem to be an essential element for keeping metal structures strong. […]

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