The Hot Dip Galvanizing process creates a metallurgical bond between the underlying material, such as steel or iron. During galvanizing, molten zinc reacts with the surface of the base material to form a series of zinc/iron alloys that provide an inner layer of protection against corrosion. Zinc, applied by the Hot Dip Galvanizing process, has been proven to be one of the best coating systems to satisfy most criteria.
Architects and Designers choose hot dip galvanizing when a project needs to last.
COLORZINQ® Duplex System
Galvanized Steel with Zinc + Color = COLORZINQ®
It is sometimes desirable to paint galvanized steel for reasons such as: color coding, safety markings, aesthetics or for added protection in particularly aggressive environments. In many instances, the resulting duplex system (zinc coating plus paint) has been found to have synergistic benefits.
No other material can compete with the performance and the cost savings of steel protected with COLORZINQ® (Duplex System).
The COLORZINQ® Advantage:
- Single-source responsibility - whenever two coats of a product are applied to steel the problem of incompatibility is always a concern. COLORZINQ® allows you to give that responsibility to us.
- COLORZINQ® is available in a wide range of colors including custom colors and "paint match".
- Unique architectural finishes for intricate projects are available.
- You cannot use just any paint over galvanized surfaces.
For the best possible finish, Northeast Welding should be called in at the design stage, and there should be a mandatory meeting with the steel fabricator prior to fabrication.