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"Gold zinc with yellow chromites"
We are major supplier of pallet rack to Home Depot and have been suppling a Galvanized rack to the garden centers for years. We have learned that one of our competitors is experimenting with Home Depot to replace the galvanized product with a process called " gold zinc with yellow Chromites". I have called two galvanizers and neither have heard of this. Could anyone provide us with details of what this is, who the processors might be and the advantages.Bill Hooper
- Niles, Michigan, USA
It sounds to me like they are doing cost cutting or they feel the yellow color may be attractive for a change. But I believe they are talking about zinc electroplating (much thinnner and therefore less corrosion resistant than galvanizing) followed by a hexavalent yellow chromate (toxic, and rapidly being phased out around the world). I'd rather be in your shoes than your competitor's.
Ted Mooney, P.E.
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finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey