Surface Treatments

The metal products manufactured by Walraven has a surface treatments with an anti-corrosion process to give them long-term optimum protection against adverse environmental effects.Surface Treatments

There are a number of different types of surface treatment which offer different levels of corrosion protection. The surface treatments we use include:

BIS UltraProtect® 1000 system

The BIS UltraProtect® 1000 system is the ideal and most durable solution for securing or supporting mechanical installations, solar systems and many other types of installations.

The products in the BIS UltraProtect® 1000 system have very high corrosion resistance. They effortlessly withstand a salt spray test of at least 1000 hours* (in accordance with ISO 9227). The salt spray test shows that the corrosion resistance of BIS UltraProtect® 1000 products is considerably higher than that of, for example, hot dip galvanised products (approximately 300-600 hours).

Although the system utilises a relatively thin protective coating, the corrosion resistance is high. Not only does the BIS UltraProtect® 1000 system offer a smooth and Zne Znish, the products are also visually appealing. An additional beneZt of the relatively thin protective coating is that threaded products are also well protected against corrosion. The BIS UltraProtect® 1000 products, including threaded items such as bolts, nuts and threaded rods, have superior corrosion resistance.**

Zinc plating

The products to be treated are cleaned, degreased and pickled. The protective coating is then applied in an electrolytic process. The thickness of the layer of zinc is between 1 and 20 μm (0,001 – 0,020 mm) and is determined by the current intensity and the duration of the galvanizing process. After the galvanizing process the products are passivated to extend the protection period.

Pre-galvanized

Also known as Sendzimir galvanization. Pre-galvanizing is a continuous thermal galvanizing process. The strip steel is guided through a bath containing liquid zinc after having been cleaned, degreased and pickled. Later the steel is cut to the required width. The sides of this cut material are not galvanized. This is also the case with any holes that may be drilled in the pre-galvanized material.

The sides of material thinner than 1,5 mm are protected somewhat by the zinc layer on the top and bottom by the electrolytic process of ‘pulling together’.

This method is excellently suited for products with a screw thread, which are to be used indoors or in a non-corrosive environment.

Hot dip galvanizing

Also known as ‘thermal galvanizing’, ‘full bath galvanizing’ or ‘centrifugal galvanizing’. The products to be treated are cleaned, degreased and pickled and subsequently put into an immersion bath of liquid zinc. The immersion bath has a temperature of 550 °C. In this process an alloy of zinc/iron develops on the surface and is then covered by a layer of pure zinc.

The thickness of the zinc layer varies between 50 and 150 μm (0.050 – 0.150 mm). In consequence the process is less suitable for products with threaded holes or rods. Hot dip galvanized products are suitable for indoor as well as outdoor use and also for damp and light-corrosive environments.

Delta-Tone 9000

Delta-Tone 9000 consists of zinc and aluminium particles that are held together by an inorganic binder. This offers an effective protection against corrosion even with a limited
thickness of the coating.

Delta-Tone 9000 is applied in an immersion/centrifugal or spray process and then dried at a temperature of 200 °C. With this method an even layer is formed over the whole product with a thickness of 10 – 12 μm. Subsequently Delta-Tone 9000 forms a connection with the metal underneath.

In contrast to electrolytic and thermal galvanizing, with Delta-Tone 9000 there is no danger of hydrogen embrittlement in materials with an increased carbon content, such as spring steel.

To improve the corrosion resistance, the process can be repeated which increases the thickness each time by 10 – 12 μm. Products protected by Delta-Tone 9000 are suitable for
outdoor use as well as moderate corrosive environments.

More information Surface Treatments

Download our PDF to read a summary of the different surface treatments we use.

Surface treatments data sheet

* Until the occurrence of maximum 5% red rust
** Read our warranty conditions

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