Effective corrosion protection is a vital means of reducing the energy demands of the built environment. The long life, maintenance free nature of hot dip galvanizing will lead to reduced energy consumption over the life of the steel fabrication. It does this by extending the useful life of the object reducing the necessity to remake and replace, and by eliminating on going maintenance it reduces its carbon footprint demands. All of this is achieved by its efficient use of zinc, a natural occurring element that is indispensable for all living things.
The galvanizing process can also be viewed as environmentally sustainable. By products from the Zinc Bath, such as dross and ash, are recovered and used in other industries, such as agriculture and cosmetics. Heat from the Zinc bath is captured and reused in other parts of the process improving overall efficiency. Even wires used for suspension are recycled to be used again in other industries.
The addition of a powder layer on top of galvanizing not only adds style but it also aids corrosion protection by creating a barrier that stops the galvanizing from depleting. The coating itself is made of an organic material and has a zero VOC content. The durability of the coating, which requires little maintenances and can last 25years, also adds to Colourgalv’s sustainability credentials.