Bezinal® and Zinc-Coated Steel Wire - High Corrosion Resistance
When you buy steel wire for your company, its value changes based on
factors like longevity. Breakage and other damage lead to costly
replacements. One of the greatest threats to your steel wire's lifespan is
corrosion, which can compromise its structural integrity and lead to
breakage. If your company uses unprotected steel wire for important
applications like fencing, you'll likely start experiencing problems in
To prevent corrosion, manufacturers use an array of coating methods such as
galvanization. Bekaert offers Class A, Class B and Class C zinc coatings
for our steel wire.
At Bekaert, we can also coat our steel wires with Bezinal® — our own line
of zinc and aluminum alloys — for the highest corrosion resistance
possible. These coatings are the most effective method for protecting steel
wire. According to our research, wires with a Bezinal® coating resist
corrosion between two and six times longer than wires coated with other
materials. That kind of longevity lowers repair costs and saves your
company from expending time and resources to replace corroded wire.
We can prove how effective our alloys are at preventing corrosion. Both
zinc and Bezinal® coatings undergo rigorous testing before we apply them to
Steel Wire Corrosion Testing
Bekaert exposes our zinc and Bezinal® corrosion-resistant coatings for
steel to several kinds of testing. Here are some typical results from
standard testing procedures:
Neutral salt spray test: This test involves a continuous 5% NaCl spray.
Bezinal® outperformed zinc-coated steel's corrosion resistance by three
to 10 times.
Kesternich test: This process simulates a polluted environment. While
pure zinc offers less protection against corrosion here, the sample
coated in Bezinal® 2000 was the most corrosion-resistant steel cable
Heat resistance test: Traditional galvanized steel wire expands when
exposed to high heat. Our corrosion-resistant coatings for steel are
immune to such growth, and they're less brittle as well.
We also use seawater and salt corrosion testing to gauge our zinc and
Bezinal® coatings' performance. Together, our standard testing methods
provide comprehensive proof that Bezinal® creates the best steel wire with
high corrosion resistance. If you choose a zinc coating instead, such as
our Class A and Class B selections, know that Bekaert uses quality zinc and
alloys to deliver exceptional performance and adherence to safety standards
throughout our product line.
If you have a specialized operating environment, we can also develop custom
tests for your applications.
Working With the Market Leader in Steel Wire and Strand Manufacturing
When you work with Bekaert, you join the rest of our clients in partnering
with the North American market leader in steel wire and strand
manufacturing. At Bekaert, we strive to meet and exceed your expectations,
and the items we sell are just one element of that relationship. Here are
three ways we offer unparalleled services to match the quality of our
Solid partnership: Our clients enjoy a host of advantages when they
partner with Bekaert. Our versatile U.S.-based manufacturing
capabilities make us flexible enough to handle any project. Choose the
product characteristics you need for your operating environment and
we'll create a solution that meets its demands.
Experience: Bekaert services clients throughout North America, and
we've manufactured products for a vast range of industries for over 130
years. Our deep understanding of client needs and industry trends means
we offer products that support your daily operations with greater
safety, sustainability and cost-effectiveness.
Expert advice and support: Our technical support teams provide
excellent service. We have the knowledge to give you the information,
advice and assistance you need to get the most value out of our
Request a quote online today
for more information about our corrosion-resistant steel cable. You can
also call +1 334-333-6123 to speak with a representative.