Galvanized Steel

Preserve and protect your product’s integrity.
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Hot-dipped galvanizing is used to help steel resist rust, preserve its appearance, or last longer in outdoor situations and other harsh environments. Applying a thin layer of zinc directly onto steel gives the metal enhanced corrosion protection. This helps protect the quality and performance of the steel, lengthening the life of parts and products.

John Deere 2021 Awards

Major ag leader gives us their highest rating. Learn why.

In a year that presented exceptional obstacles to normal operations, for both suppliers and manufacturers, John Deere named us a repeat Partner-Level Supplier for 2021, also making us a ten-year Hall of Fame member. We take it as further proof that the way our people continue to approach our business is critically important: always working to find creative solutions to meet our customers’ needs, no matter the challenge.

What’s Next

Physical modeling of galvanizing processes.

As a major supplier of galvanized steel in North America, Worthington Industries is at the forefront of research to improve how galvanized is developed and made. Our own steel expert, Ben Reed, teamed with University of Pittsburgh to test its Induction Simulator with hot dip galvanizing processes. This research has the potential to help speed operations and eliminate costly trial-and-error techniques.

Market Uses

Useful for a wide range of applications.

Galvanizing helps prevents rust and corrosion—especially when steel is exposed to moisture or corrosive materials, with common applications such as:

  • Automotive & heavy trucks
  • Culverts
  • Decking
  • Electrical enclosure
  • Framing connectors
  • Grain bins
  • Guardrails
  • In-ground pools
  • Metal framing/studs
  • Purlins, girts & struts

More Options

A wide range of choices

It's not just about how we coat. It's what we can coat, for a wide range of needs:

  • Galvanized cold rolled and hot rolled steel (unlike other galv coating lines)
  • Differential coatings to minimize costs, such as G30 on one side, G90 on the
  • other
  • Galvanneal coatings for post-painted applications
  • Add on one-stop, full-service capabilities, including cut-to-length and slitting

Broader Specs

We galvanize steel for all of these specs.

Technical DataUSMetric
Inline Temper Passup to 1.0% elongationNA
Material Thickness0.018” - 0.250”0.46mm – 6.35mm
Coating WeightG01 – G400NA
Material Width28” – 62,” slit to your precise width711.2mm-1574.8mm

Acrylic Coating

Keep your steel brighter.

We offer acrylic coating, which further enhances corrosion protection and helps keep zinc looking brighter longer. It's applied inline over the galvanizing (at coating weights G30-G210). This acrylic coating also improves lubricity for roll forming or forming. Our primary acrylic is non-tinted, but acrylic coating can be painted. We recommend that you contact your paint supplier for best primer and paint to use.

Improving Galvanized Performances

Acrylic coating protects more than appearance.

We were curious. We knew acrylic coating helped prevent the formation of white rust on galvanized. But how much? And could we find other reasons to use it? Our Materials Support team tested acrylic vs. chromate. Read to learn why acrylic’s the best choice for a variety of manufacturing processes and applications.

Full Capabilities

Ready for whatever's next.

Galvanizing is one important step in the process of making your steel. We’re a one-stop shop, with the expertise, experience, and capacity to add pickling, slitting and oscillate slitting, temper rolling, and more. Whatever it takes to make your steel perform, we can deliver it.

Technical Solutions

Parts bending and cracking?

We've seen it. And we solved it. This technical case study shows how we can team with you to improve your process.

Standard or custom specifications to meet your precise requirements.

Helpful Resources

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