Is Galvanized Steel Environment Friendly?

20 April 18

You probably already know the benefits of working with galvanized steel in terms of easy formability, convenient assembly, high-end durability and cost savings.

But what you might not know is galvanized steel is also an environment-friendly construction material and using it in your projects could help you play your part in building a more sustainable, greener environment.

Environmental sustainability remains a hot topic in the business community. Every company, big or small, is trying its best to optimize its operations and processes so that they can reduce the adverse impacts of their business activities on the environment.

If you are a manufacturer, product designer or a construction professional who works with metals and alloys, one way you can be a part of this green movement is by selecting environment-friendly materials for your construction and fabrication projects.

Enter galvanized steel!

Everyone knows about galvanized steel and the high level of corrosion resistance it has to offer. Its high formability is also known to most. However, only a few are familiar with its green image.

Galvanized steel is one of the most environment-friendly construction materials available in the market. Whether you look at it from production point of view, life cycle or reusability, not many materials come close to what galvanized steel has to offer in terms of environmental sustainability.

For instance, if you look at the energy requirements of a galvanizing process, it is one of the lowest when compared to other heavy industry processes. Additionally, the industry’s focus towards erecting energy efficient systems further alleviates the environmental concerns that otherwise are associated with typical manufacturing and industry-related processes.

Galvanized steel is also recyclable. You can recycle it as an individual product or you can even recycle it with other steel scrap. Electric arc furnace is normally used for recycling galvanized steel.

Finally, its long service means life means that it does not need frequent replacing which lowers project cost, as well as reduces whatever minimal footprint its production process may create on the environment.

With so many benefits to offer, there is no reason why you shouldn’t be using galvanized steel for your construction and fabrication projects.

Are you using it?

A BONUS read: How to Protect Galvanized Steel Sheet from White Rust?

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