This is a question our team are asked from time to time; often from an assumption that we meant galvanized. But the two are not the same.
The first patents referring to ‘galvannealed’ are actually almost a century old. The key patent referred to a ‘Process of coating and treating materials having an iron base’ – and this specifically referred to iron wires. The process also became popular in automotive production with several automakers using galvannealed coatings.
Galvannealed steel offers a matte grey surface, one which can easily be painted. To find out if this process is a good option for your project, simply talk through the choices with our team here at Cadet Steel – your Denver metal fabrication company.