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What Does Galvanized Steel Mean?
Galvanized steel is a type of steel that has been galvanized by the application of a zinc coating throughout its body so that it can be protected from corroding or rusting. Galvanized steel has a longer life and durability compared to non-galvanized steel. The application process of zinc on a steel structure is called “galvanization.” This process was first invented and developed in France and England in 1837, in which a sheet of steel was dipped in a molten zinc bath (a method called “hot…

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Using continuously galvanized steel for light steel frame building

Light steel frame building (LSFB) is not the same as prefabricated or ‘kit’ buildings, as it is rather a building method. Another term is ‘off-site’ construction, due to the fact that a lot of the manufacturing takes place in factories, whereafter the components are transported and assembled on-site. LSFB consists of structured wall panels, trusses and floor joists that are assembled using cold-formed steel sections, which in turn are made from thin-gauge high-strength continuously galvanized steel sheet.

Hot-dip galvanized substrate is produced on continuous zinc coating lines from either cold-rolled (thickness range 0.27 mm to < 2.0 mm) or hot-rolled...

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The “U.S. Coated Steel Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Galvanized, Pre-painted), By Application (Building & Construction, Appliances, Automotive), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2021 – 2028” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The U.S. coated steel market size is expected to reach USD 36.71 billion by 2028, expanding at a CAGR of 4.4% over the forecast period. Increasing demand for lightweight automotive parts coupled with a rising trend toward the aesthetic appearance of steel products is anticipated to drive market growth across the projected period.

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Protecting Mild Steel from Corrosion using Zinc

The Principle of Galvanic Protection of Steel
Various methods are available to protect steel from corrosion. One of the most elegant of these is the use of zinc. Zinc lies below steel in the galvanic series and therefore will corrode preferentially to steel, offering “galvanic protection”.

When galvanic protection is in operation, gaps in the zinc layer do not result in loss of steel but instead accelerate the corrosion rate of zinc. The conditions that need to be met to achieve galvanic protection are:

the steel has to be electrically…

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How important is sheet and plate steel flatness?

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Steel has the tendency to cling to its original shape and molecular composition. Why? Because it was given a unique configuration when it was rolled, cooled, and coiled at the steel mill.

In its natural state, steel is not at all flat. In fact, a hot-rolled sheet coil generally reveals some or all symptoms of poor flatness (see Figure 1).

For example, 72-inch-wide material with a 100,000-PSI yield strength can have a crossbow of 2 to 12 in., wavy edges, and excessive crown. These shape imperfections must be removed to produce…

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Choosing a metal for architectural cladding

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Although expensive, metals are the most durable material used for cladding in residential and commercial construction. Some are commonly used throughout all of manufacturing and construction, such as the ferrous metals, whereas others usually have specific niches, such as titanium and red metals.

Galvanized Steel
Because it’s abundant and not very expensive, iron is among the most commonly used metals for industrial purposes. Just a small amount of carbon and a few other elements turn it into steel, a family of metals with an abundance of favorable characteristics. Regrettably, the iron…

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The auto industry steels itself for the future

Governed by increasingly stringent legislation, vehicle manufacturers have clear objectives when it comes to reducing emissions and improving the efficiency of vehicles. Most companies agree on the notion that these targets will not be met by focusing on one aspect of vehicle development, like aerodynamics or the powertrain, for example. Instead, a holistic approach is necessary, and according to Jean-Luc Thirion, Head of Global R&D for Automotive at ArcelorMittal, lightweighting is a key piece in the puzzle.

Quarter of the whole

When preparing for future fuel economy and emissions regulations, two…

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The Future Of Steel In The Automotive Industry

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  • June 13, 2022
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Could you please give a brief introduction to WorldAutoSteel and its key drivers?
We are the automotive group of the World Steel Association and our program is comprised of 18 global automotive sheet steel producers from around the world.

The purpose of our organization is to pool resources to demonstrate the most advanced steels for the automotive industry. With our combined resources we’re able to show the best of what can be done with these steels to produce lighter and safer vehicles with lower emissions. That’s our main purpose for getting…

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How important is sheet and plate steel flatness?

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  • June 8, 2022
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Steel has the tendency to cling to its original shape and molecular composition. Why? Because it was given a unique configuration when it was rolled, cooled, and coiled at the steel mill.

In its natural state, steel is not at all flat. In fact, a hot-rolled sheet coil generally reveals some or all symptoms of poor flatness (see Figure 1).

For example, 72-inch-wide material with a 100,000-PSI yield strength can have a crossbow of 2 to 12 in., wavy edges, and excessive crown. These shape imperfections must be removed to produce a high-quality steel sheet that is not only flat, but…

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Choosing a metal for architectural cladding

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Although expensive, metals are the most durable material used for cladding in residential and commercial construction. Some are commonly used throughout all of manufacturing and construction, such as the ferrous metals, whereas others usually have specific niches, such as titanium and red metals.

Galvanized Steel
Because it’s abundant and not very expensive, iron is among the most commonly used metals for industrial purposes. Just a small amount of carbon and a few other elements turn it into steel, a family of metals with an abundance of favorable characteristics. Regrettably, the iron combines readily with oxygen to form rust; thankfully, just a…

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