Hot Dip Galvanizing

Proven, honest, sustainable

Galvanizers Association is the source of free information and advice about hot dip galvanizing, cost effective corrosion protection and the galvanizing industry. Feel free to contact us on +44 (0) 121 355 8838 if you need any assistance on design, specification or advice on performance.

Galvanizing Industry Open Day

Design better structures

Various sites ranging from Elgin, Exeter, Hull and Galway in Ireland, will be opening their doors on October 15th.

The coordinated site visits are aimed at giving construction industry professionals a valuable opportunity to learn how to extend and improve their use of galvanizing.
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the zinc tank

Know your microns

It is astonishing to think that a coating, just thicker than a sheet of A4 paper, can protect a steel structure for the better part of one hundred years.

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We launched ‘the zinc tank’, where we’ll inform you about the latest technical insights into the process, performance and the many uses of galvanized steel.

Featured Project

Gentle Collapsing

Alex Hartley

A fully galvanised modernist ruin. A sculpture fabricated and galvanised in London and permanently installed in a sculpture park in Kentucky USA.

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Up to 170 years of protection

Find out how long galvanizing will last in your area and view a list of approved galvanizers near you...

Hot dip galvanizing corrosion map

This map provides data for the atmospheric corrosion rate of hot dip galvanizing. Search for a location and hover over the 10 km grid to obtain the corrosion rate. The map legend can be used to find the average life of an 85 µm coating within the area.

Corrosion rate key
Average Corrosion Rate(µm/year) 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5
Average Life of 85µm galvanized coating(years) 170 85 57 43 34

Average background corrosion rates for zinc. Each grid square is 10km².