Galvabond Australian made

BlueScope’s GALVABOND® steel range is designed for commercial forming and deep drawing applications with optional improved surface quality.

GALVABOND® steel products are produced in a continuous hot dip galvanised process and have been specifically designed to satisfy your manufacturing requirements, with features including guaranteed minimum elongation properties and spangle surface. A range of different coating masses and pack sizes are available.

They also have strict adherence to Australian Standards so you can be confident BlueScope GALVABOND® steel will meet your performance expectations.

 

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Our Range of GALVABOND® steel

GALVABOND® steel G2 and GALVABOND® G2S steel

You can be assured that the GALVABOND® G2S steel remains free from fluting for up to three months after galvanising (under normal storage conditions). Suitable for general manufacturing purposes including:

  • Tube formed products
  • Air conditioning ducts and panels
  • Metre boxes, trailers, cable trays
  • Scaffolding, planks, rendering mesh
  • Feeder troughs

GALVABOND® steel G3N and G3NS steels

You can have confidence in BlueScope’s guarantee that they are non-ageing and free from stretcher strain. Designed specifically to meet the requirements of:

  • Automotive components
  • Drawn appliance panels and components

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Why Choose GALVABOND® steel?

GALVABOND® steel is not your typical steel. The products are passed through a hot dip galvanised process, which guarantees minimum elongation and spangle surface.  GALVABOND® steel is available in different pack sizes and coating masses to make it suitable for different jobs.

Furthermore, you can be assured that all GALVABOND® steel products meets Australian Standards requirements.

GALVABOND® steel In Application – Our Case Studies

BlueScope has worked with several big names in the industry including 4Ken Pty Ltd. The company is known for providing specialised products to the construction, resources, and scaffolding industries.

The company has time and again proven to be an industry leader and has had a long partnership with BlueScope. It recently used our steel and aluminium products to design smart safety screen solution to protect workers and the general public.

The product was designed in Australia and made to Australian Standards using Australian-made steel from BlueScope.

BlueScope Sheet Metal Supplies’ Granville branch Market Development Manager, Walter Suber, worked closely with 4Ken to develop their entire Structural Safety Screen system with BlueScope products.

“We have worked closely with BlueScope for the last decade and we only use steel from BlueScope, so we had planned to construct the entire system in steel. However, through Walter I received the technical support to produce a high tensile aluminium extrusion for the screen tracks, which couldn’t have been produced using steel,” Managing Director Ken Cox explained.

We take our commitment very seriously and go the extra mile to provide our clients with an experience that they cherish.

More About Galvanised steel

Steel needs to be hot-dipped in a zinc coating solution for it to be galvanised. The process strengthens the steel and helps protect it against corrosion, abrasions, and scratches. This is why it’s highly durable since it can handle wear and tear without any trouble.

Galvanised steel is widely used in marine applications as it is also salt resistant and can bear harsh weather conditions without much trouble. Other than that, galvanised steel is also ideal to be used in construction environments of up to 200°C.

The ‘weight per surface area’ of the zinc is considered to understand how much a sheet has to be galvanised.

The final product (sheet) produced after galvanising can be welded, drawn upon, bent, punched (pierced), sheared, and pressed into any form desired. This is why it is suitable for a wide range of applications since it offers an incredible amount of customisation.

 

Different Kinds Of Galvanised Coatings To Know About

No two kinds of galvanised steels can have the same durability and resistance to corrosion if they have different kinds of coatings on them. Yes, it is the coating that determines how resistant, durable, and drawable a sheet of galvanised steel is.

Therefore, it is important to learn about the various kinds of coatings that are done on galvanised steel and what benefits do each one provides with.

The Benefits of Using Galvanised steel

Galvanised steel has become a popular form of steel in many processes and is highly in demand in not just coastal regions but in city areas as well. The reason for its wide demand is its resistance to corrosion and its ability to be recycled and brought to use again.

The ability to be recycled has allowed businesses, manufacturers, and companies to save a lot of money and use the steel as per their will. However, the lifespan of this steel is not constant and depends largely on the application. There are a few factors that decide the lifespan of this steel.

Some situations where it sustains well include:

  • Underwater environments with varying water temperatures
  • Marine or coastal environments and seawater
  • Soil-based environment or underground
  • Used in an application where chemical contact occurs.
  • Used in applications where materials used to preserve timber may make contact with the steel

This also shows how versatile galvanised steel is.

Different Applications Of Galvanised steel

Galvanised steel is used in many applications and its demand is growing at an exponential rate thanks to its corrosion resistance ability. Here are some of the applications where galvanised steel is widely used:

  • Trailers
  • Partitioning systems
  • Tube
  • Cable trays
  • AC ducts
  • AC panels
  • Meter box
  • Rendering mesh
  • Feeder troughs
  • Planks and scaffolding business

What Is Galvanic Protection And What It Does To steel?

Galvanic Protection: Also known as sacrificial protection, it’s a process that involves coating steel in the presence of a galvanic cell with galvanic current flowing through it.

Different metals behave differently when exposed to an electrolyte. This is how a galvanic cell is formed and galvanic protection takes place when two different metals are made to come into contact in the presence of electricity.

During this process, galvanic current is also noticed, which is basically the flow of electrons between both the metals.

What Does Galvanic Protection Does To steel: When current passes through the two metals, the one which is more active among the two, becomes more corrosion-resistant while the other reduces its ability to prevent corrosion.

The galvanic current you notice helps measure the change.

Various Kinds Of Zinc Coating Processes

There’s no one way to zinc coat a steel via galvanising. In fact, galvanised steels go through different zinc coating processes in different industries.

Let’s look at some of the most common ones:

  • Mechanical Plating
  • Sherardising
  • Continuously Galvanized Sheet
  • Hot Dip Galvanizing
  • Galvanized Pipe And Tube
  • Zinc Electroplating
  • Zinc Metal Spraying
  • Continuously Galvanized Wire

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To learn more, please refer to our data sheets below.

DATA SHEETS

CORROSION TECHNICAL BULLETIN CTB 01 – GENERAL INTRODUCTION
CORROSION TECHNICAL BULLETIN CTB 02 – GALVANIC PROTECTION
CORROSION TECHNICAL BULLETIN CTB 03 – ZINC COATINGS ON STEEL
CORROSION TECHNICAL BULLETIN CTB 04 – COATING THICKNESS
CORROSION TECHNICAL BULLETIN CTB 05 – CORROSION RESISTANCE OF ZINC IN WATER
CORROSION TECHNICAL BULLETIN CTB 06 – ALUMINIUM ZINC COATING ON STEEL
CORROSION TECHNICAL BULLETIN CTB 12 – DISSIMILAR METALS
TECHNICAL BULLETIN TB 02 – OVERPAINTING & RESTORATION OF EXTERIOR BLUESCOPE STEEL PRODUCTS
TECHNICAL BULLETIN TB 03 – AQUAPLATE® STEEL FOR WATER TANKS
TECHNICAL BULLETIN TB 04 – MAINTENANCE OF COLORBOND® STEEL AND ZINCALUME® STEEL
TECHNICAL BULLETIN TB 05 – SWARF STAINING OF STEEL PROFILES
TECHNICAL BULLETIN TB 36 – GUIDE TO GOOD PRACTICE STEEL ROOFING AND PHOTOVOLTAIC PANELS
TECHNICAL BULLETIN TB 01B – STEEL WALLING PRODUCTS – SELECTION GUIDE
GALVABOND® STEEL G2 AND G2S DATASHEET
TECHNICAL BULLETIN TB 01A – STEEL ROOFING PRODUCTS – SELECTION GUIDE