Specialty Steel Wire Products
Bekaert Capabilities

 

  • Metallurgical testing
  • Product Engineering
  • Annealing
  • Pickling
  • Cut-to-length
  • Custom service; bar coding EDI; JIT;
  • Warehousing, stocking
  • Packaging

 

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BEZINAL® ~ The Essential Coating of Today....

 

After years of extensive research and process development Bekaert offers an alternative to hot dip galvanized {zinc} coating, this product is marketed as BEZINAL®

 

BEZINAL = BEkaert ZINc - ALuminum...

 

BEZINAL® is a 95 % Zinc + 5 % Aluminum + mischmetal eutectic alloy composition + BEKAERT KNOW HOW...

 

BEZINAL® has significantly improved corrosion and mechanical properties when compared with pure zinc {galvanized} coatings...

 

 

PROPERTIES OF BEZINAL

Microstructure of Coating : Zinc Vs BEZINAL

 

When examined under a high powered microscope, significant differences between the BEZINAL zinc - aluminum eutectic and the galvanized coating become apparent...

 

Properties

 

 

CORROSION RESISTANCE

BARRIER CORROSION MECHANISM

Examples : Paint, Aluminum
Relies on physical barrier protecting the steel...

 

Corrosion

 

 

 

DUPLEX CORROSION MECHANISM

Barrier Coating

 

 

 

THE CORROSION MECHANISM OF ZINC Vs BEZINAL®

Loss Comparision

 

 

Corrosion results

 

 

Cathodic Protection of Bezinal is excellent and better than that of Zinc

Cathodic protection of Bezinal coated spring wires during salt spray testing(ASTM B117; hours until rust appears at the ends of the springs. Coating weight > 60g/m^2

Wire Size Ground Ends Cut Ends
1.60mm 216hrs 216hrs
1.83mm 144hrs 261hrs
2.40mm 168hrs 261hrs
3.50mm 120hrs 298hrs

 

measurements

 

 

Galvanizing / Bezinal Line Capabilities

   
Wire 1 .125” - .205”
Wire 2 .160” - .334”