Coating Weights 03G through 24G
CS, DS, DDS, EDDS, Types A & B
SS Grades 25 – 70
HSLA Grades 50 – 70
Electro-Galvanized Steel is a zinc coated metal that is produced through an electrochemical process. The process involves steel being immersed in a cold zinc bath. An electrical current is run through the bath. This process is also called electroplating.
Conversion coatings are applied to the steel to enhance the corrosion resistance. The coating builds up an additional layer of zinc as well as chromium hydroxides. This results in the blue tinted finish commonly associated with the steel.
Benefits of electro-galvanized include higher corrosion resistance, higher performance, a readily paintable surface, and formability (more specifics below).
Check out our line cards to see which of our locations processes and stocks electro-galvanized.
Metalwest Standard Sizes
14 gauge – 24 gauge
36″ – 60″
*Additional sizes & grades available upon request. Some products and services may vary by location.
Typical uses for Electro-Galvanized Steel
Agricultural equipment, appliances, architectural equipment, automotive, electrical equipment, trailers, etc.
Electro-galvanized steel can be used to produce parts containing simple bends to parts with extreme deep drawing
Electro-galvanized steel is readily paintable