Important Revisions to ISO 1461

How the updated standard affects the galvanizing industry and customers? Learn more about Important Revisions to ISO 1461. ISO 1461 ‘Hot dip galvanized coatings on fabricated iron and steel articles — Specifications and test methods’ has now been revised by the international technical committee ISO/TC 107/SC 4. The standard will now be [...]

By |2022-11-10T15:17:11+00:00October 28th, 2022|Categories: galvanizing, Main News|0 Comments

What is Galvanizing Process?

How to make steel even more durable? How can we minimize the need for maintenance of future structures made of it? Let’s find out what is a galvanizing process. In a nutshell, hot-dip galvanizing involves the process of mechanically applying a durable zinc coating to steel. The reaction between zinc and steel takes place [...]

By |2022-11-22T07:49:07+00:00February 23rd, 2021|Categories: galvanizing|0 Comments

What’s The Galvanizing Meaning?

What's The Galvanizing Meaning? Steel is used in a variety of areas and is one of the most popular and versatile materials. Its surface requires special care due to its feature of reacting in contact with the environment and corrosion. The galvanizing process allows the steel part to obtain a protective layer. It is [...]

By |2021-02-19T10:10:53+00:00February 19th, 2021|Categories: galvanizing|0 Comments

10 good reasons for galvanizing

Hot Dip Galvanizing is the proven way to protect steel from corrosion. It’s tough, durable and sustainable and provides more than 50 years maintenance free life in most environments. At Galco we provide a fast and friendly service for all customers large and small with excellent value for money. Typical lead-times 3-5 days. Here [...]

By |2018-09-25T09:38:06+00:00September 25th, 2018|Categories: galvanizing, Main News|0 Comments

Galvanizing in Action: Automotive

Hot dip Galvanizing has been used for many years to protect components an cars and trucks. At first it was used only on low volume, specialist makes such as Rolls Royce, Land Rover and Lotus. BMW used it on the ZI, precursor to that Z3. However, the consumer driven requirement for longer and longer [...]

By |2017-07-17T09:39:12+00:00July 17th, 2017|Categories: galvanizing, Performance|0 Comments

Car Park Design

Steel and concrete are the most important materials in the construction of multi-storey car parks. They are frequently used in combination with each other. For example, the steel structure can be used together with a composite floor of steel. Steel can be readily recycled. Galvanizing does not reduce this recyclability. Zinc too can be [...]

By |2017-07-10T10:00:18+00:00July 10th, 2017|Categories: galvanizing, Performance|0 Comments

Galvanizing in action: Balconies design

The modern urban landscape contains many different types of balcony. They can bring a marked improvement in quality of life – particularly in residential housing. They offer additional space for leisure and relaxation in the open. They can become oases of peace, relaxation and repose, not only in the centres of towns or in the [...]

By |2017-07-04T10:25:16+00:00July 4th, 2017|Categories: galvanizing, Performance|0 Comments

Can galvanized steel be repaired?

Q: We recently had to carry out some remedial work on site, prior to erecting a Hot Dip Galvanized steel structure. The architect on the job was concerned that we might have intrinsically damaged the corrosion protection of the steel. Is this the case? What is the repairing galvanised steel process? A: Small areas [...]

By |2022-11-22T07:50:04+00:00November 22nd, 2016|Categories: galvanizing, Performance|0 Comments

Can I specify a thicker coating than normal?

Q: Can I specify a thicker coating than normal and if so, will I achieve a correspondingly increased lifespan for my steel? What is the way of increasing galvanising coating thickness? A: Current indications are that the normal coating thickness of 85 microns will protect most articles for well in excess of 40 years. [...]

By |2022-11-22T07:50:54+00:00November 22nd, 2016|Categories: Design, galvanizing|0 Comments

How long does it take to galvanize steel?

Galvanizing leadtimes can vary depending on the time of year and how much demand there is within the industry, however most orders are completed within one week. The actual process of Hot Dip Galvanizing takes approximately half a day from start to finish so small urgent items are often processed within 24 - 48 [...]

By |2017-07-04T11:00:19+00:00November 22nd, 2016|Categories: galvanizing, HDG Process|0 Comments
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