|Diameter||0.90 mm to 6.00 mm|
|Zinc Coating||30 to 366 GSM|
|Tensile Strength||300 to 900 N/mm2|
|Standards||IS 280(1978), BS 443 (1982), BS 5467 (1997), BS 6622 (2007), BS 7846, ASTM A641/A641m (1998) Class A, IS G3547 (1993), AS 1650 (1989), AS 2423|
Systematic Steel is proud to produce one of the best quality galvanized or GI wire.
A galvanized wire is a mild steel wire that is coated with zinc, through a hot-dipped galvanizing process. The wires are given a bright and smooth finish to ensure superior quality.
Due to its high resistance to moisture and any mechanical damage, GI wires are extensively used in farming, fencing, and poultry.
In farming applications, GI wires are used for creeper cages and tomato cages. They are also used for tying grapes, tomatoes, and kiwis. They are zinc coated in 30-300 g/m2 and have a diameter of 1.40 mm and above.
In chain-link fences, barbed wires, welded wire meshes, and concertina fences galvanized wires are prominently used. They are zinc coated in 30-300 g/m2 and generally available in diameters of between 2.00 mm and 4.00 mm GI Wires with diameters of 0.90 mm and above are used in poultry cage manufacturing. They are zinc coated in 90-300 g/m2.
GI wires are generally available in 0.90 mm to 6.00 mm with low, heavy or medium zinc-coating from 30-366 g/m2. Based on its application, these wires can have a tensile strength that varies from 300–900 N/mm2.
SS as galvanized wire manufacturers have taken utmost care to adhere to the following standards in these wires: IS 280(1978), BS 443 (1982), BS 5467 (1997), BS 6622 (2007), BS 7846, ASTM A641/A641m (1998) Class A, IS G3547 (1993), AS 1650 (1989), AS 2423
* Note: We can custom manufacture products as per your requirements.
If you are associated with the agriculture industry or the construction sector, you are bound to come across steel wires. Many types of wires are used of which hot dipped galvanized wires are most preferred and long-lasting.
Here are some frequently asked questions about hot dipped galvanized steel wires which will satisfy your curiosity and answer your doubts.
Steel wire that has been subjected to a chemical process known as galvanization is known as galvanized wire. Metal, prominently zinc, is used as an outer coating during galvanization, due to which the steel wire becomes more resilient and rustproof.
Hot dipped galvanized wire refers to galvanized steel wires that are dipped in a molten zinc bath that is at a temperature of 460ºC. Before immersing it in piping hot zinc, the wire is thoroughly cleaned in a series of steps.
Once it is removed from the molten tub, the coating of zinc settles on the steel wire giving it a resilient structure.
There are two types of galvanized wires; hot dipped wire and electroplated steel wire. The steel wire that is dipped in hot molten zinc to get a coating is called hot-dipped galvanized steel wire.
Yes, galvanized can be either a hot-dipped galvanized wire or electro galvanized wire. Hot dipped is a galvanized wire where the zinc metal is coated by dipping the wire in a molten zinc bath at a temperature of 460ºC and then cooled slowly.
Steel wires that are coated with zinc by electroplated galvanization are known as electro galvanized wires. Here, a thin coating of zinc is bonded to the outer surface of the steel wires by electroplating.
The steel wires are immersed in a saline bath containing zinc at the anodes. As soon as steel wires are placed at the cathode the zinc gets bonded to the steel wires firmly.
Whereas, hot-dipped galvanized wires are galvanized steel wires that are dipped in a molten zinc bath that is at a temperature of 460ºC after a thorough cleaning. Once it is removed from the molten tub, the coating of zinc settles on the steel wire giving it a resilient structure
This process involves dipping the steel wire into a molten bath containing zinc. The steel wires are sufficiently scrubbed clean and then immersed in the hot molten zinc at a temperature of 460º C for a specified time period. Then it is removed and allowed to cool down gradually till the zinc gets firmly coated onto the steel wire smoothly.
Hot dipped galvanized wires are used in a plethora of applications such as fencing, livestock meshes, construction parameters, farms, etc.
The hot-dipped galvanized wire does not rust easily and is very resilient and corrosion-resistant. That is why it is preferred over electro galvanized wire.
Although painting is not very easy for hot dipped galvanizing steel wires, a little bit of surface preparation can allow the paint to adhere and last for quite some time. This type of painting is known as ‘duplex coating” and is very useful in applications such as DOT applications, street lights, and other architectural objects.
The application of white vinegar holds the key to proper adhesion of the paint over the zinc-coated galvanized wire. The type of paint plays an important part in paint adhesion. Oil-based or acrylic paints do not suit galvanized steel wires.
The hot-dipped galvanized steel wire can be classified as rust-proof since it takes more than 60 to 75 years before it begins to corrode and lose its zinc coating.
Hot dipped galvanized steel wire lasts for more than 75 years and as long as 250 years depending on coating thickness, There is absolutely no maintenance required due to the zinc coating.
Galvanizing is way much better than painting steel wires. In fact, there is no comparison. Instead, you can paint galvanized steel wires for an artistic finish.
No, sandblasting or abrasive blasting only cleans up the exterior surface of the galvanized steel wire. It cannot cause any harm to the firm hot-dipped zinc coating.
Galvanized metal can be thoroughly cleaned by chemical or acidic wash and abrasive blasting. This gives it a smooth and shiny texture that brightens up the galvanized wire.
The easiest way to identify a galvanized steel wire is to dip it a strong saline solution, wipe the wire with the same solution vigorously. Set it aside for 24 hours. If it develops rust then rest assured it is not galvanized.
At the same time, galvanized steel will not show any signs of rust even after a day due to the firm coating of zinc on the exterior.
The difference between stainless steel and galvanized steel is in the coating. While chromium is used to prepare stainless steel alloy, a coating of zinc is used in galvanized steel.
Stainless steel does not rust at all and has a shining surface. At the Same time, galvanized steel has slight variations in the color.
Aluminum, being a metal, is lightweight but sturdy as well as smooth. Galvanized steel, on the other hand, has a rough surface that is porous in nature and not very easy to clean. Galvanized is much more expensive than aluminum.