Galvanized Steel

Kloeckner Metals supplies galvanized steel grades in various formats and sizes.

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General Info About Galvanized Steel

Galvanized steels undergo the process of galvanization. This consists of exposing cold rolled steel to a zinc bath. As a result, its zinc-coating protects against corrosion. Applications span many industries from architectural to the solar industry.

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More Details About Each Galvanized Steel Product

  • A653

    A653 is easy to machine, form, and weld. This carbon flat roll grade is often fabricated into parts where high strength is not a requirement.  Kloeckner Metals supplies A653 hot dipped galvanized sheets.

  • CS-A

    CS Type A is a commercial galvanized cold roll steel. It has a chemical composition including carbon, phosphorous, manganese, sulphur, and iron.

  • CS-B

    CS Type B is a commercial steel with a carbon, phosphorous, manganese, sulphur, and iron chemical makeup.

  • DS

    Drawing Steel showcases advanced ability to be drawn. DS is characterized by less than .05% carbon. This results in a very soft metal that can be easily bent and shaped in the manufacturing process. It is suitable for applications requiring superior drawing capabilities.

  • DDS

    Deep Drawing Steel is best for severe drawing applications.

  • EDDS

    Extra Deep Drawing Steel offers the highest formability and the lowest strength reserved for deep drawing applications.

  • 33-55

    Kloeckner Metals supplies 33-55 in galvanized and galvannealed formats.

  • FS-A

    Kloeckner Metals stocks hot dipped galvanized forming steel.

  • G90, G115, G65, G235

    These hot dip grades are intended for applications requiring corrosion resistance and moderate bending and forming capabilities. G90 is growing in popularity in the solar industry.

  • Prepainted

    Prepainted steel is popular across industries for widespread applications including roofs, doorways, and interior, insulation, automotive, and solar reflective paneling. With nearly an unlimited number of color and texture options prepainted steel provides superior adhesion and more reliable surface consistency that can be cut, bent, and generally worked without damaging the finished coating. Kloeckner Metals supplies prepainted steel in hot rolled dry, HRPO, cold rolled, galvanized, galvannealed, and galvalume formats.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is cold rolled steel?

    ANSWER:

    Cold rolled steel involves passing room temperature steel through high pressure rollers. This allows for greater control and consistency to achieve smooth surface quality and even thickness throughout. However, the processing for cold rolled steel tends to be more extensive when compared to hot rolling steel. The main benefits for cold rolling steel are more refined surface character and improved durability.

  • What is galvanization?

    ANSWER:

    Galvanization refers to cold rolled steel that has been hot-dipped in a zinc bath. Galvanization is the process of exposing metal to a zinc bath.

    Once removed from the bath, the steel, now coated with zinc, chemically reacts to oxygen in the air. This bonds the zinc to the steel and forms a protective, more corrosion-resistant product. Different thicknesses of this protective zinc coating can be achieved, and are included in the conventional naming system for galvanized metal products. The standard guideline equates a heavier coating with higher durability.

  • What is the difference between galvanized and galvannealed?

    ANSWER:

    These two product treatments are similar.

    Galvannealing goes a step further than galvanizing steel. In fact, in order to galvanneal steel, it must first be galvanized. After the steel has been placed in a zinc bath, it gets annealed. Annealing is a heat treatment process. In this case, it adds a zinc-iron alloy protective coating to the steel.

    One of the main differences between theses two treatments is the surface finishing character. Galvannealed steel has the addition of iron which hardens the surface, gives it a matte aesthetic, and makes it more scratch resistant than galvanized steel. Another main difference is that galvannealed steel can be easily painted after the fabrication process, whereas galvanized steel cannot.

  • What does it mean to be pre-painted?

    ANSWER:

    Pre-painted or coil coated metal is produced by a highly automated process. The cold rolled and galvanized sheet metal is uncoiled at a prescribed rate to receive continuous application of: alkaline degreasing, cleaning, treatment, sealing, curing, and cooling. This process continues until a paper-thin coating of paint has adhered to the metal. Once the final layer has adhered and dried the metal can be further processed without risk of damaging the painted top coat. Prepainted metal is an alternative to post-painting metal. When compared to metal that has been painted on after, prepainting produces a higher integrity, more corrosion resistant top coat of nearly any color imaginable. Pre-painted steel or aluminum is very common for metal roofing, the automotive industry, and household appliances.

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Industries served by Galvanized Steel

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