WHAT IS GALVANNEAL?.

GALVANNEAL

IS A CARBON STEEL PRODUCT COATED IN A MIXTURE OF IRON AND ZINC. THIS STEEL PRODUCT IS MOST FAMOUSLY USED IN THE MANUFACTURE OF CARS, ALTHOUGH IT HAS A WIDE RANGE OF OTHER USES AS WELL, INCLUDING IN THE MANUFACTURING OF TRAILERS.


THE TERM "GALVANNEAL" IS A PORTMANTEAU OF "GALVANIZED" AND "ANNEAL." ANNEALING IS A PROCESS IN WHICH METAL IS SUBJECTED TO A HEAT TREATMENT TO FORCE IT TO DEVELOP SPECIFIC DESIRED PROPERTIES. GALVANIZATION IS A PROCESS IN WHICH METAL IS COATED IN A MATERIAL WHICH WILL HELP IT RESIST CORROSION. ZINC IS CLASSICALLY USED FOR GALVANIZATION. THE BLEND OF THESE TWO PROCESSES IS DESIGNED TO GIVE GALVANNEALED STEEL SOME UNIQUE AND VERY DESIRABLE PROPERTIES WHICH MAKE IT IDEALLY SUITED TO AN ARRAY OF APPLICATIONS. 


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