The zinc layer that is applied during galvanization acts as a barrier to oxygen and water, preventing the steel or iron beneath from rusting - up to 5 mm. But in the event that the zinc layer is damaged and exposes the metal to the elements, the zinc will actually sacrifice itself to protect the steel or iron. This "self-healing" ability is one of the main benefits of galvanization. Galvanized materials
are highly resistant to corrosion, which means they will last longer and require less maintenance over time as compare to painting. This is especially important in industries where steel or iron products are exposed to harsh environments, such as marine applications.
The increased lifespan of galvanized materials is one of the main reasons why they are so popular in manufacturing and engineering. By extending the service life of products, businesses can save money on replacement costs and reduce their environmental impact.
- Cost-Effective Finishing Option
Galvanization is a relatively inexpensive finishing option compared to other methods, such as paint
or powder coating
. This makes it an attractive option for businesses looking to save money.
Galvanized materials are incredibly durable and can withstand a lot of wear and tear. This is because zinc is a solid metal that is not easily damaged.
Galvanization is a fast process that can be completed in a matter of hours. This is important for businesses that need to quickly get products out the door.