In the last article, we discussed the advantages and disadvantages of galvanized steel wire mesh. We also discussed various applications of galvanized steel wire mesh. In this article, let us discuss how galvanized steel wire mesh is made.
The process of galvanizing starts with preparing the stainless steel for the treatment. The stainless steel is cleaned with a sodium hydroxide solution to remove dirt, debris, oil, and other residues. An acidic solution is then used to remove any mill scale, rust, contaminants, and other unwanted materials from the surface of the steel.
Once it is cleaned, a flux coating is applied to the steel. This solution helps protect the metal from oxidation and helps the zinc adhere better when it comes time for galvanizing. After that, a few different methods may be used for galvanizing depending on the type of galvanizing desired.
Here’s a quick overview of the process:
The finished result irrespective of the process is a galvanized stainless steel mesh with unparalleled strength, ductility, and resilience – perfect for a variety of applications in industrial and commercial settings.
The coating on galvanized steel also forms a unique pattern known as “spangle.” This is caused by the zinc’s reaction to the steel when it is hot-dipped or electroplated, resulting in a crystallized pattern of tiny spots across the metal. Depending on the application and aesthetic preferences, spangle patterns can be customized and altered to give the finished product an individualized look.
Despite being incredibly durable, galvanized steel does require regular maintenance to ensure it remains in good condition and can resist corrosion for a long time. This includes regularly cleaning the metal surface with hot water and a wire brush and periodically checking for any signs of rust or corrosion.
By following these simple maintenance tips, galvanized steel wire mesh can last for many years and provide reliable protection against the elements. At Systematic Group we manufacture our galvanized steel wire mesh with the utmost care and attention to detail, ensuring our customers get only the best quality products. Contact us today for more information on our wide range of galvanized steel products.