Galvanization is the process of applying a protective zinc coating to steel or iron.
It is the Italian scientist and physician Luigi Galvani who with his studies and experiments in medical electricity provided the term GALVANIZATION, which was once used as the name for the administration of electric shocks. This now archaic sense is the origin of the meaning of galvanized when used to describe someone stirred to sudden, abrupt action.
Although galvanization can be done with electrochemical and electrodeposition processes, the most common method in current use is hot-dip galvanization, in which steel parts are submerged in a bath of molten zinc. These parts are commonly fabricated from an alloy combining iron and other elements resulting in the production of a fascinating product: STEEL.
Hardness... ductility... tensile strength, are qualities affected by the varying amount of alloying elements combined in the production of steel, CARBON being one of the most important.
Steel with increased carbon content can be made harder and stronger than iron, but it will also result in a less ductile metal than iron.
Steel's long history since antiquity became more common after production methods became more efficient in the 17th century.
Today, steel is one of the most commonly used materials in the world!
With its production exceeding more than 1.3 billion tons annually, steel is a major component in industries such as construction, auto, aerospace, defense, naval, and most recently solar industry, just to name a few.
International Galvanizing's capabilities include metal fabrication to customers direct request.