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As the non-profit trade association for the batch hot-dip galvanizing industry, the American Galvanizers Association produces and maintains a wide variety of detailed technical publications about hot-dip galvanizing. With over 65 years of experience, expertise in chemical, environmental, and corrosion engineering, and access to a vast technical library, the AGA has knowledge and publications on most topics, trends, and technical issues surrounding hot-dip galvanizing today. The association has over 40 publications available to download free of charge on this site. All the publications are regularly reviewed and updated to keep the information fresh and at the forefront of galvanizing technology.

A single copy of a publication is available at no charge, unless otherwise indicated. Multiple copies require a $25.00 (U.S. funds) minimum order plus shipping & handling. Prepayment is required.

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Galvanizing Reactive Steels - A Guide for Galvanizers and Specifiers

This publication, released by ILZRO, is a guide for specifiers and galvanizers on galvanizing reactive steels.


Members of the AGA encompass more than 95% of all hot-dip galvanizing capacity in North America. With approximately 75 companies and 160 locations, there is a galvanizer in almost every state/province. Updated continuously, the GalvaSource...

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General Hot-Dip Galvanizing vs. Continuous Sheet Galvanizing

Created in 2010, this one-page handout is a comprehensive side-by-side comparison of general (batch) after-fabrication hot-dip galvanizing and prefabricated, continuous galvanized sheet.

Guía de Diseño: El Diseño de Productos que se Galvanizarán en Caliente Después de su Fabricación

Only Available for Download Mientras el mundo sigue evolucionando, es importante construir un mejor ambiente para el futuro. A lo largo del planeta se ha empleado acero galvanizado en caliente para brindar una protección sin igual...

Guide de Conception: La Conception de Produits Devant être Galvanisés à Chaud Après Fabrication

Comme le monde continue d’évoluer, il est important de construire un meilleur environnement pour le futur. Dans le monde entier, l’acier galvanisé à chaud a été utilisé pour fournir une protection hors pair contre les ravages de la corrosion. Les...

HDG Buildings and Architecture

Structural steel has been the material of choice in the building market for decades because of the numerous benefits it provides. While steel successfully and efficiently works when enclosed in the building envelope (framing), the portions of the...

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HDG Construction Products

A variety of commercial and residential construction products have utilized hot-dip galvanized steel for more than a century because of its outstanding durability and maintenance-free qualities. Over time, corrosion has become an enormous concern...

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HDG Food and Beverage Processing Facilities

With a daily grind riddled with forklifts, pallets, chemicals, washdowns, and moisture, food and beverage processing facilities are some of the toughest, most corrosive environments imaginable. Strong, durable protection for structures, stairs, and...

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HDG Material Handling

In the world of material handling, function usually takes precedence over form, with most equipment, conveyors, racks, and WIP containers painted simply and cheaply as a means of brand identity or to deliver some level of uniformity in appearance....

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HDG Reinforcing Steel

Reinforcing steel (rebar) is widely used in a variety of applications from bridges to reinforced buildings to enhance the tensile strength of the surrounding concrete. However, the addition of these strengthening elements can prove problematic for...

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