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Galvanized Steel Service Centers

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  • Skokie, IL 847-966-3000

    At Block Steel, our quality is second to none. We truly believe that we offer a superior product to our customers, whether it is galvanized steel or something a little less common. It is our goal to build lasting relationships with our customers that transcend generations. Let us show you how our family-owned business can benefit you today! Give us a call or visit us online!

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  • Baltimore, MD 410-631-5200

    Titan Steel Corporation is a global leader in the steel processing industry. Today, products & services include steel plate, steel tubing, hot rolled steel, cold rolled steel & a variety of tinplate, tinfree & galvanized steel products. Whether for standard or extra tough applications, Titan will serve!

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  • South Bend, IN 800-348-2529

    A family-owned steel service center, Steel Warehouse specializes in heavy gauge and high strength steel. Offering diverse processing services such as slitting, pickling, cold reducing, blanking, annealing and leveling, Steel Warehouse is responsive to every customer’s steel needs. Steel Warehouse offers an extensive product selection including hot rolled, cold rolled, galvanized and tool steel.

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  • Wyoming, MI 800-543-4630

    Good Metals Company is a definitive single-source steel service center offering a wide range of steel products. We also offer extensive secondary services. See what this ISO 9001 (2000) certified company can do in house, ensuring high quality at great prices with fast turnaround. We believe the key to future success lies in our ability to offer the widest range of value-added specialty services.

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  • East Peoria, IL 800-322-2600

    Hagerty combines a large inventory of carbon, stainless, alloy & tool steels, aluminum, brass & copper with great processing capabilities. This ISO 9001:2000 certified metals service center works hard to exceed your expectations for plates, sheets, structurals, tubing, pipe, hot rolled & cold finished bars, coil processing, expanded metal, drill rod & more! We can locate those hard-to-find items!

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  • St. Paul, MN 800-992-1484

    Mead Metals serves the sheet metal, metal etching and metal stamping industries with cold rolled steel, tempered stainless and spring steel, annealed stainless steel, copper, bronze, and brass. We offer various sizes, thicknesses, and quantities to match any requirements. Call a quality steel service center like Mead Metals for all of your metal needs.

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Galvanized Steel

Galvanized steel articles are coated with one or more layers of zinc in order to improve strength and corrosion resistance in industrial, commercial and domestic applications where steel parts are exposed to corrosive materials or are in high use.

Steel, composed predominantly of iron, is among the most common alloys in the world. In addition to iron and carbon, other metallic elements are introduced to create unique alloys with application-specific properties. Galvanization enhances these qualities by forming a metallurgical bond between the steel and zinc. This not only improves tensile strength but also provides an added layer of protection. While this layer, varying in thickness from one mil to just over four mils, will eventually corrode, the damage is significantly slowed. The application of zinc is a relatively simple and cost effective procedure, making its use popular for a variety of steel hardware and fixtures such as grills, grids, grip plates and grates, nails, braces, screws, beams, studs and even automotive paneling. A wide variety of industries make use of the prolonged lifespan of galvanized steel parts. Construction, automotive, electronic, shipbuilding, aerospace, marine, chemical and food processing, power generation, water treatment and several other applications utilize galvanization to ensure the quality and safety of finished products.

Galvanization is most often achieved through a process known as hot-dip galvanizing. Essentially, this involves bathing steel components in molten zinc. Zinc is kept liquefied at temperatures near 860°F. The metal articles, first cleaned with a light acid solution, are either dipped or fed into the zinc bath, which forms a permanent bond with the substrate materials. When exposed to oxygen and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, the zinc is cured and forms a layer of zinc carbonate that further protects the steel products. While traditional hot-dipping is still widely used, two additional techniques are growing in use and popularity. Electro-galvanizing passes an electric current through the zinc compound in order to create a thinner and more tightly bonded coating. The newest development is the environmentally-friendly thermal diffusion galvanizing, which eliminates the hazardous caustic and acid baths used in traditional methods. Rather than a molten bath, zinc powder is applied to steel parts that are then sealed in a drum and processed through a rotary oven. Zinc can be applied in single or multiple layers depending upon the steel’s intended use. Each technique results in spangle, either uniform or large grain, on the finished product. Spangle is the appearance of a crystalline structure that gives the formerly shiny metals a dull grey appearance. Galvanization is most often applied to pre-formed ready-for-assembly parts, though some steel service centers provide stock shapes as well.

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