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Let’s Talk Money

When you are in business, it makes an impact if something is significantly better and significantly less expensive. This website focuses on how your business can utilize low metallic zinc weights of HDG G30 while dramatically outperforming even HDG G235 all through...

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Three Astonishing Facts, Okay Four

Fact #1: Zinc reduction. Okay, this is the big one, the one fact you don't want to skim over. If you are buying G90 and switch to G30 with InterCoat® ChemGuard, you will save money, it's that simple. And... if you are a heavy zinc buyer, (let's say G160 or even G265),...

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Some things on the internet are fake. What if this is real?

Anyone can make a website and make fantastic claims.  You read outrageous stories all the time that are someone’s extraordinary imagination or grandiose plan for a great shift in how humanity goes about its business.  And the claims on this site are pretty amazing,...

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Hesitation

Reluctance to be the first or one of the first is natural and understandable. Imagine being an early lobster eater ("are you really going to eat that thing?") or one of the first passengers on an airplane ("you aren't going up in that thing are you?"). New means not...

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Current galvanize specifications are obsolete

It’s no one’s fault—for 70 years the state of the art, the best science and the real world experience with zinc was clear—the more zinc on the metal, the longer the corrosion resistance.  Most documents go farther and state unequivocally that the relationship is...

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I don’t like ASTM B117 Salt Spray Tests

For one thing, they are only loosely related to the real world.  No rainstorm (especially no rainstorm carrying heavy salt concentrations) continues unstopped for hundreds of hours.  The real world works more like cycle testing: stop the weather, let it...

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Why is conventional galvanize obsolete?

Any time anything replaces anything else, it makes the old thing no longer necessary.  If you only need a light coating of zinc on a strip (with InterCoat®ChemGuard), then why would you ever use heavy zinc coating?  If the corrosion protection is much better, and much...

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Why are passivations obsolete?

To improve corrosion protection, to mitigate the travel and storage conditions that shorten the life of galvanized product, and to improve formability and adhesion properties of galvanized metal, chemtreats and passivations such as oil and Cr3 and chrome-free and even...

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