Electro Galvanized Steel

Electro-Galvanized Steel

Electro Galvanized (EG) Steel & Zinc Coated Steel Characteristics 

Electrogalvanized sheet is manufactured by electroplating a pure zinc coating on one or two sides of carbon steel sheet. This continuous electrolytic coating process can be used to apply the coating onto the surface of the steel sheet with an exceptionally uniform thickness.  In addition, the coated sheet has a smooth, matte appearance similar to cold rolled sheet.  Thus, the surface quality is exceptionally good for applications that require a high finish after painting, such as automotive exposed  panels. The excellent control of the coating thickness that is achieved with the electrolytic deposition process is beneficial to enhance forming and joining operations, especially by contributing to more reliable results from automatic and robotic welding systems. Both the zinc and zinc-iron electrogalvanized coatings are readily paintable, but to achieve good resistance to corrosion, the coated-steel surface should be pretreated and primed prior  to application of the finish paint coating.

Electro Galvanized Steel Sheet Properties

The mechanical properties of electrogalvanized sheet are approximately the same as those for the equivalent grade (steel designation) of cold rolled sheet because the steel coils are pre-annealed prior to processing on the electroplating line. For example, DDS cold rolled sheet and DDS electrogalvanized sheet have similar mechanical properties. This does not mean that electrogalvanized product will behave similarly during stamping/drawing. The coating influences the behavior during forming; thus, special practices are required when stamping electrogalvanized products. With the correct type of die material, clearances, etc., the stamping performance of the two products are similar.

  • Uniform distribution of extremely thin zinc coating
  • Spangle free
  • Welds easily
  • Good paintability


Electro Galvanized Steel Size Chart

Product-Coated: Electro | ASTM:A879 | Grade: CS-B | Coating: .06OZ | Surface:N/A | Treatment: CT-Dry
14GA (.0865 MAX - .0705 MIN) *** 48 ***
16GA (.0696 MAX - .0575 MIN) *** 48 ***
18GA (.0566 MAX - .0466 MIN) *** 48 ***


Located in Houston, Dallas-Ft.Worth, and the Rio Grande Valley, Curtis Steel Company distributes unrivaled electrogalvanized (EG) sheet that is sure to satisfy your industrial project needs. Give us a call today at 1-800-749-4621 or contact us online for a consultation.