It is well known that stainless steel is an incredibly strong, yet workable metal, resistant to corrosion and extremes of temperatures. Less well-known Aluzinc is a stainless-steel sheet coated with an alloy of zinc and aluminium, augmenting the base metal’s qualities.
Aluzinc is, in effect, cold-rolled steel, galvanized with an innovative coating formed from 55% aluminium, 43.3% zinc and 1.6% silicon. The composition of this coating makes the stainless steel up to an astounding six times more resistant to corrosion than standard galvanized metals. Strong and durable, Aluzinc is suitable for use in highly demanding environments such as roofs, flues and ventilation shafts.
Aluzinc is utilized in the insulation and ventilation industries. Providing a more effective solution at a lower cost, Aluzinc shows many distinct advantages over ordinary Aluminised steel or Aludip BQ. It is supplied with a thin yet incredibly effective fingerprint-free coating which has the dual benefit of reinforcing the temporary protection of the metal during its storage and transport, acting as a dry lubricant and improving its deep-drawing performance.
As a good substrate for organic coatings, Aluzinc also allows a direct application of paint without the need for time-consuming preliminary treatments. When all of these qualities are added to the fact that Aluzinc is easily formed and welded yet is guaranteed a long life, it is clear that the metal is the natural choice for a variety of insulation, guttering, fencing, roofing and metal jacketing requirements.
These qualities mean that the versatile metal is extensively used in all areas of life, from industrial to domestic applications.