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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.

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Hot-Dip Galvanized Steel vs. Mechanical Plating

Created in 2013, this one-page handout is a comprehensive side-by-side comparison of general (batch) after-fabrication hot-dip galvanizing and mechanical plating. 

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Hot-Dip Galvanized Steel vs. Paint

This handout is a detailed cost comparison of hot-dip galvanizing and paint. The handout features a side-by-side comparison of weather dependency, bond strength, service life, and much more. It also compares the initial cost and maintenance cost of...

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Hot-Dip Galvanized Steel vs. Weathering Steel

Developed in 2006, this one-page handout provides a side-by-side comparison of hot-dip galvanized steel and weathering steel. The analysis includes fatigue life, inspection, appearance, corrosion rate, and much more.  In addition, the...

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Hot-Dip Galvanized Steel vs. Zinc Spray Metallizing

Developed in 2008, this one page handout is a detailed comparison of hot-dip galvanizing and zinc spray metallizing. The publications features a side-by-side analysis of weather dependency, bond strength, service life, and much more. 

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Hot-Dip Galvanized Steel vs. Zinc-Rich Paint

Developed in 2007, this handout is a detailed comparison of hot-dip galvanizing and zinc-rich paint. The handout features a side-by-side analysis of weather dependency, bond strength, service life, initial/maintenance costs, and much...

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Hot-Dip Galvanized Steel: Appearance and Weathering

Hot-dip galvanized (HDG) steel is specified because it provides maintenance-free corrosion protection for decades. However, some architects and engineers under utilize HDG because of concerns about its appearance. Due to...

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Hot-Dip Galvanized Steel's Contribution to Zinc Levels in the Water Environment: White Paper

Zinc, commonly referred to worldwide as a “healthy metal,” is the 24th most abundant, naturally occurring element in the Earth’s crust. Zinc is present in myriad consumer, infrastructure, agriculture, and industrial products. More importantly,...

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Hot-Dip Galvanized Steel’s Contribution to Zinc Levels in the Soil Environment: White Paper

Zinc, commonly referred to worldwide as a “healthy metal,” is the 24th most abundant, naturally occurring element in the Earth’s crust. Zinc is present in various consumer, infrastructure, agriculture, and industrial products. In contrast...

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Hot-Dip Galvanizing (Zinc+Steel) Takes LEED® With Recycled Content

Project owners, designers, and architects have long recognized the structural and functional advantages of hot-dip galvanized steel. Increasingly, they are recognizing its environmental attributes, especially its high reclamation rate and...

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Hot-Dip Galvanizing Costs Less, Lasts Longer

Sustainable development is increasingly important to specifiers and the general public throughout the construction industry. Sustainable development is the social, economic, and environmental commitment to growth and development that meet the needs...

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