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The benefits of hot dip galvanizing

Turnstar’s full height industrial turnstiles are available in a number of different finishes including power coated mild steel and 304/316 grade brushed stainless steel. However, one critical finish which must be taken into consideration is hot dip galvanizing. Hot dip galvanizing is a process whereby molten zinc is bonded to the mild steel substrate, providing a finish with excellent corrosion resistance. The zinc oxidizes after coating and serves as a sacrificial coating which means that the substrate will only start rusting once all the zinc on the turnstile has been removed – which would take decades in most cases. The finish is hard wearing and provides a virtual fit and forget solution for corrosion. Power coating can also be applied on top of the zinc coating in Turnstar’s own internal powder coating plant. This allows for a more aesthetic solution with even better corrosion protection.

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