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Costs Less, Lasts Longer Talking Points

The fact is hot-dip galvanized steel is less expensive than paint. Empirical cost and performance data provided by the paint industry show initial and life-cycle galvanizing costs are lower. Additionally, time to the job site is shorter...

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HDG vs. Paint in Life-Cycle Assessment Case Study 1: Balcony Structures

Based on its maintenance-free durability for 75 years or more in most environments, hot-dip galvanized (HDG) steel has a lower economic cost and environmental impact than paint. It uses a healthy, abundant, and recyclable metal, zinc, to...

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HDG vs. Paint in Life-Cycle Assessment Case Study 2: Parking Structures

Based on its maintenance-free durability for 75 years or more in most environments, hot-dip galvanized (HDG) steel has a lower economic cost and environmental impact than paint. It uses a healthy, abundant, and recyclable metal, zinc,...

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Hot-Dip Galvanized Steel is Green: Life-Cycle Assessment Supports Industry Claim

Life-cycle assessment (LCA) is the study of the environmental impact of a process or product, and includes measurement of  energy consumed and all emissions during raw material production and manufacturing of the final product through use and...

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Hot-Dip Galvanized Steel Overview: Maintenance-Free Infrastructure Corrosion Protection

Hot-dip galvanizing is a coating of naturally occurring zinc metallurgically bonded to steel to protect it from atmospheric corrosion for 75 years or more with no maintenance. The zinc coating of hot-dip galvanized steel corrodes at a...

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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 for Sustainable Design

The Industrial Revolution dominated the 18th and 19th centuries, and many would argue, the 20th century brought about the technology revolution. Considering all of the world’s advancements in the last 300 years,...

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Sustainable Development & Hot-Dip Galvanizing

Created in 2005, this eight-page brochure outlines the characteristics of sustainable development in the galvanizing industry. The AGA has developed a strategy and framework for galvanizers to use in order to remain a sustainable company in a...

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