Galvannealed Steel Blanks & Coils
Galvannealed steel is similar to hot-dipped galvanized steel, in which it is first dipped in a hot liquid bath of molten zinc. However, where it differs is the further processing in a method known as annealing. Immediately after being hot dipped in the molten zinc, the annealing process begins in which the coated steel passes through an in-line heat treatment that diffuses the excess zinc from the steel before it solidifies. This technique leaves the steel with a thinner zinc coating compared to ordinary galvanized steel. The process causes the coating to fuse with the steel substrate and leaves a surface that is slightly rough rather than smooth – making it ideal for the paint to adhere to it.
Galvannealed steel is primarily produced to be used in applications where the paint will be applied to the steel. As mentioned earlier, the annealing process leaves the finished product with a matte / non-smooth finish which enhances the adherence of paint more so than hot dipped galvanized steel which usually exhibits a smoother / shinier finish. This baked-on zinc coating protects the steel beneath it from the elements while increasing its resistance to scratching, corrosion, and wear. Galvannealed steel is also highly weldable as the zinc coating that has been fused with the substrate does not melt or cause build-up during welding (this build-up is also referred to as slag). Because galvannealed steel is intended to be painted which adds an additional protective layer to the steel, the typical coating that is applied runs lighter than what is normally applied to hot dipped galvanized steel.
Galvannealed Steel Applications
Galvannealed steel offers excellent corrosion and wears resistance, which makes it useful in many applications that demand long service life and exposure to the elements. Because of the combination of ideal paintability, uniform matte finish, and easy weldability, galvannealed steel provides excellent service when used in automobile production for both exposed and unexposed applications. It is also commonly used in the following applications:
- Garage Doors
- Highway Signs
- Light & Heavy Trucks
- Trailer Components
- Fire Rated Doors
- Vending Machines
Types of Galvannealed Steel
Premium Steel Sales stocks a very large inventory of galvannealed steel products in bulk. We can help you choose the ideal galvannealed steel for your application based on the fabrication method and type of environment in which the steel will be used.
Galvannealed Steel Blanks – We offer our galvannealed steel in additional forms such as precision finished blanks.
Galvannealed Steel Sheets – We provide value-added processing, such as precision leveling and cut-to-length sheets.
Galvannealed Steel Coils – Our high-quality galvannealed steel master coils can be slit to width and we specialize in precise narrow slitting – even in lighter gauges.
Customized Quotes For Galvannealed Steel By The Truckload
Premium Steel Sales is eager to supply the steel for your next big job. We provide customized quotes, including cold rolled steel in truckload quantities. The combination of our robust in-stock inventory, comprehensive product selection, and highly competitive pricing positions us to play a key role with our customers in reducing their costs and improving their bottom line. This approach to partnering with our customers has established us as one of the most flexible and reliable steel providers throughout the Midwest and Southern U.S. We also offer custom quotes for half-truckload and less-than-truckload orders.
We work with a large network of steel mills as well as other suppliers to provide a wide range of flat-rolled carbon and coated steel products, including galvannealed steel blanks and coils. We carefully monitor steel supply chains daily to ensure that our inventory is well maintained, and new material is incoming constantly. We have over 10,000 tons of steel in stock at our Cleveland processing and storage facility as well as at other steel processors throughout the Midwest and Southern U.S. We are continually improving and expanding our inventory and roster of suppliers to enable us to stock and ship exactly what customers need when they need it. We do whatever it takes to ensure the satisfaction of our clients.
Make Premium Steel Sales your go-to, large-volume galvannealed steel supplier today! Call for special pricing on steel by truckload for your next project or ongoing production and fabrication needs. We will work very closely with you to gain a good understanding of your requirements. We will help you solve material sourcing challenges by identifying the best steel products for your needs at the best price point. We also help curb costs and reduce lead times with value-added services, such as multi-blanking, slitting, and cut-to-length leveling. We deliver exceptional customer service and attentiveness throughout the entire process, from initial quote through delivery. Typical turnaround time ranges from one to two weeks; however, the material is ready to be shipped within a few days or less in many instances.