Electro-galvanized nails are covered with a layer of zinc as a protective barrier against rust and corrosion. When the surface of galvanized nails is damaged, the surrounding coating dissolves to protect the inner material from rust. Zinc protects nails from corrosion as the steel underneath is separated from water/ moisture in the air. Electroplating is a process where zinc is applied by the use of an electrical current. From 2020 we also offer hot-dip galvanizing.
Eco-friendly galvanizing process
Galvanized steel is one of the most environmentally friendly building materials available in the market. In terms of environmental sustainability, not all materials come close to what galvanized steel has to offer in terms of its properties in production, its life cycle, or its reusability. Our automatic lines are economical and efficient, and the vapor absorbers and wastewater treatment plants produced by Wigal Company do not allow harmful substances to enter the environment.
Galvanized steel is also recyclable. It can be recycled separately as an individual product or it can be recycled with other steel scraps. Galvanization can definitely be considered a sustainable and eco-friendly process.
Nail finishing types:
BRIGHT (B) – Nails without any coating are used for interior work where the dry environment is more frequent, and the nails are not affected by any natural factors.
ELECTRO-GALVANIZED WHITE (EG White) – This method of coating the nails protects them from a variety of natural factors, so nails can be used to fasten outdoor structures.
ELECTRO-GALVANIZED YELLOW (EG Yellow) – This method of galvanizing is no different from white galvanizing. However, the characteristics and functions of the product are slightly better than those of white galvanizing because the zinc layer is slightly thicker.
HOT-DIP GALVANIZED (HDG) – Our company produces nails from hot-dip galvanized wire, making additional galvanizing of nails unnecessary. The zinc layer of hot-dip galvanized steel products are significantly thicker than normal, making them even more resistant to corrosion.
VINYL (V) – The vinyl reduces the friction between the nail and the wood, so the nail is hammered easier and faster. The heat generated from friction during nailing heats the vinyl coating which “sticks” to the wood. Such nails become much more resistant to traction force.