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To Certify or Not to Certify

A question that is often posed to the American Galvanizers Association (AGA) is why there isn’t an industry certification program for hot-dip galvanizers. The AGA and our members have long maintained the “certification” is...
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New White Paper: Limitations of Galvanizers to Control Coating Appearance

During the Technical Services Committee (TSC) review process required for the  development of a “white paper” designed to explain the limitations of galvanizers to control coating appearance to a committee comprised o...
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New Thickness Gauge for Measuring Zinc and Paint

 DeFelsko has released the PosiTector 6000 FNDS Probe, a new thickness measurement gauge that works on duplex coatings of paint over galvanized steel. The probe simultaneously measures and displays the individual...
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New Galvanized Reinforcing Steel (Rebar) Website, Brochure, & Technical Center Launched

CENTENNIAL, CO Corrosion damage to reinforced concrete structures costs an estimated $20 billion annually in the U.S. alone and this figure is expected to grow by $500 million each year as existing infrastructure ...
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Zinc Coalition Stops California Legislation

Thanks to the effort of the Zinc Coalition, primarily directed by Eric Van Genderen of the International Zinc Association, proposed legislation in the California Senate has been
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Federal EPA to Consider Biotic Ligand Model for Zinc

The federal EPA, International Zinc Institute, the Nickel Institute, and U.S. Geological Service are funding a $700,000 study of the applicability of the biotic ligand model (BLM) for zinc next year. The BLM is a tool...
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1st Annual Barrow Way Award Presented to Paul E. Shope

For many years, the AGA has presented prestigious awards (Thomas M. Gregory Award and the Hall of Fame Award) to outstanding individuals for longstanding contribution to the objectives of the Association ...
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