Galvanizing of Steel Tube intended for use in greenhouse structures must be strong, resist humid environments and be easy to fabricate. Tubing manufactured with the Zinc-Tech™ inline galvanizing process will outperform any other production method like hot dip galvanizing or pre-galv strips. The following summarizes the unique product characteristics and benefits of greenhouse tube manufactured by the inline galvanizing process.
Fact: A Stronger Product
Due to the design of the Zinc-Tech™ process, finished products have both higher yield and tensile strength properties which cannot be seen in products manufactured by hot dip galvanizing process.
Benefit: Higher tensile and yield strength means a much stronger structure. This allows longer span lengths, the ability to use a lighter wall material for cost savings and less welding and fabrication time for your customers.
Fact: Better Corrosion Performance
Zinc-Tech™ products have the highest percentage of “free zinc” coating weight.
Benefit: “Free zinc” refers to the percentage of total coating weight that is pure zinc. Typically galvanized products have multiple layers of zinc/iron alloy layers. Pure zinc, free of iron content will provide superior protection thereby increasing coating performance. Couple this with the ability to apply UV or thermal cure coatings inline, and you have a product that sets a new standard for corrosion performance.
Fact: Fully Fused Galvanized Surface
Since Zinc-Tech™ products are galvanized after the tube is formed and welded the exterior surface is fully galvanized unlike products manufactured from pre-galv strip.
Benefit: No premature failure or discoloration of the weld seam as is typical with pre-galvanized processes. Additionally, the interior surfaces are fully protected by zinc rich coatings which will not rust internally and stain the exterior surface.
Fact: Exceptional Zinc Adhesion and Ductility
Zinc-Tech™ products posses exceptional zinc adhesion and ductility properties.
Benefit: Worry-free fabrication from flaking or peeling of the zinc coating, even under the most extreme of conditions.
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