Galvanized steel is truly versatile with applications in almost every industry. When steel is galvanized, it’s plunged into a zinc bath, and the zinc reacts with the oxygen and carbon dioxide in the environment. Because of the thick zinc layer, the steel is greatly protected from rust and corrosion.
This treatment is typically applied to hot rolled steel, because the heat of the molten zinc may compromise the strength of a cold-rolled steel. However, the coating of zinc is thicker when hot-dipped galvanized compared to other methods, so the end use determines the treatment.
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