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Galvanized Steel Service Centers

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  • Skokie, IL

    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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  • Tampa, FL

    McNICHOLS&reg is a steel service center providing Perforated Metal, Expanded Metal, Wire Mesh and other Decorative Metals, as well as a full line of Grating and Flooring Products. We offer custom solutions and our engineers are willing to work with you. If you have any questions please give one of our representatives a call today!

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  • Perry, OH

    For ISO 9001 certified quality & family-owned customer service, come to Mid-West Materials. As an awarded steel service center, we offer the highest quality hot & cold rolled steel, steel plate, structural steel, carbon & coated steel with slitting, shearing & bar coding services. Fast delivery!

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  • Troy, MI

    Winter Inventory '08, in stock. C 1060, AISI 4150 & 6150, Tool Steels in O-1, A-2, D-2, S-7, M-2, M-4 & H-13. Dura-Bar Continuous Cast Iron. Low Carbon Steel. Order now for just-in-time delivery. Call Toll Free, 866-678-3350. Peerless Steel, it's not just our name — it's our reputation!

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  • Endicott, NY

    In operation since 1946, EMT Metals has many capabilities, including sheet metal fabrication, metal stamping, and CNC machining. Our updated facility allows us to produce tight tolerance metal stampings in a variety of sizes and thicknesses. Our precision products can be made from aluminum, stainless steel, brass, CSR and more.

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  • Mississauga, ON

    Russel Metals is a leading distributor of metals and processing companies in North America. One segment includes metal service centers where steel plates, steel tubing, structural steel, etc. is supplied. Our competitive prices, quality products and timeliness make us your number one metal source.

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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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