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Galvanized Steel and Stainless Steel

When doing a job, using proper materials always allows for any process to be more efficient. This is even the case when acquiring screen mesh and metal strainers. For the two above-mentioned products, there are two types of standard materials used: stainless steel and galvanized steel. Both materials do amazing work, but each has their shortcomings. Knowing the shortcomings of both materials will allow an individual to shop more wisely.

Galvanized steel is coated with zinc. The process in which zinc is added to sheets of steel is called hot dip galvanization. While hot dipping, zinc is melted to a molten state. Steel that is galvanized is better equipped to resist corrosion. Considering no paints or finishes are needed, this type of steel is economical. Galvanized steel has a higher likelihood of cracking when compared to stainless steel.

Stainless steel does not corrode like galvanized steel, but it suffers from high-salinity, easy staining, and poor circulation environments. Stainless steel has a rather high strength to wealth ratio when compared to galvanized steel. Stainless steel screen mesh is also being recycled in high quantities. Some estimates suggest that roughly 50% of all new stainless steel in the states is made from recycled steel.

Knowing the difference between the two metals allows for you to pick out better products.