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  • In It To Win It

    Just before Memorial Day--the unofficial start of summer--the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act to fund port dredging and improvements and repair or replace aging inland waterways locks and

    Source: American Metal Market
  • Public Speaking

    Since President Obama began his second term in January 2013, a number of issues have arisen that directly affect the steel industry and its ability to conduct profitable business.

    Source: American Metal Market
  • Continuous Hot-Dip Galvanizing versus General (Batch) Galvanizing

    There are two different processes for applying a zinc coating to steel by the hot-dip method. Both involve immersing the steel in a bath of molten zinc.

    Source: GalvInfo
  • Steels Used in Coated Sheet Products

    Zinc and zinc alloy-coated sheet is produced using many different types and grades of steel. This GalvInfoNote briefly describes these steels and the basic metallurgy involved in their production and application.

    Source: GalvInfo
  • The Continuous Hot-Dip Coating Process for Steel Sheet Products

    The continuous hot-dip coating process for steel-sheet products is widely used and employed in all corners of the globe today.

    Source: GalvInfo
  • Hot-Dip Coated Sheet Products

    GalvInfoNote 2.1 describes the steel sheet hot-dip coating process, explaining how it is used to make seven different types of coated products. These products, and the specifications to which they are made, are described in more detail below.

    Source: GalvInfo
  • Galvanneal – Differences from Galvanize

    This GalvInfoNote explains how hot-dip galvanneal differs from hot-dip galvanize.

    Source: GalvInfo
  • ASTM Standards for Coated Sheet Products

    The most common way to order coated steel sheet products from the steel manufacturers is to refer to ASTM Standards. These standards, which are written by voluntary standards writing committees within the ASTM International organization, cover all of the

    Source: GalvInfo
  • Useful Galvanized Sheet Metrics

    This GalvInfoNote provides tools for both producers and users to more fully understand the details involved in the above two concepts, so as to help in more effective utilization of galvanized sheet.

    Source: GalvInfo
  • How Zinc Protects Steel

    Steel sheet is a very versatile product. It comes in many sizes and types, and is applied to many end uses including steel buildings, automotive panels, signs, and appliances. The low cost, strength and formability of steel sheet are some reasons for its

    Source: GalvInfo

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