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ZINCALUME® STEEL

TECHNICAL
GUIDE

SIRIM
CERTIFIED TO AS1397
Certification No: PB030301

THIS SIMPLE CHECKLIST IS YOUR GUARANTEE OF confidence in ZINCALUME® STEEL.


MADE BY BLUESCOPE STEEL MALAYSIA.
TERMITE PROOF.
NON-COMBUSTIBLE.
DIMENSIONAL STABILITY.
DURABLE, STRONG AND LIGHTWEIGHT.
MEETS RELEVANT MALAYSIAN BUILDING CODES .

BlueScope Steel (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (223136-P)


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ZINCALUME® is a registered trade mark of BlueScope Steel Limited.

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Why
Al rich Alloy layer Base metal Silicon Zn rich
ZINCALUME steel
from BlueScope Steel?
®

What is Zn/Al Coating Technology (AZ150)

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corrosion? BlueScope Steel’s proprietary metallic coating technology – ZINCALUME® steel is superior in
corrosion performance under varied conditions, when compared with other galvanised steel.

ZINCALUME® steel comprises 43.5% zinc, 55.0% aluminium and 1.5% silicon. The minimum
Corrosion – is caused coating mass of 150 g/m2 offers a high level of corrosion resistance.

by the deterioration Zn Coating


How does it work?
of metal due to Sacrificial protection is provided by an active
metal (e.g. zinc), protecting a less active metal
chemical reaction as (e.g. steel). The more active metal corrodes in
Base Steel
A result of exposure Figure A Microscopic view of galvanised steel
preference to the less active metal will corrode

to the environment
(Figure A). ZINCALUME® steel exhibits a more
complex coating structure consisting of both
How confident Benefits of How to identify
Zn/Al Coating
zinc-rich and aluminium-rich areas (Figure B). are you of ZINCALUME® genuine ZINCALUME®
(water and oxygen). The zinc rich area provides excellent sacrificial
being offered steel, only from steel, only from
protection, while the aluminium rich area
It is also known as provides durable barrier protection. It is the an equivalent BlueScope Steel BlueScope Steel
combination of these two characteristics that
oxidation. Corrosion Base Steel
Figure B Microscopic view of ZINCALUME® steel
make ZINCALUME® steel durable and effective product?
against corrosion.
of metal results in
the formation of cross section of
zincalume® steel
rust or oxides in the Clear Resin Coating
As a pioneer in zinc/aluminium alloy-coated • High corrosion resistance To identify genuine ZINCALUME® steel made
technology, BlueScope Steel is the only • Guaranteed material strength only by BlueScope Steel, pay attention to the
corroded area. Zinc/Aluminium Coating
Inter-metallic Alloy Layer manufacturer of ZINCALUME® steel in Malaysia. • BlueScope Steel material warranty* of up to ZINCALUME® steel branding text on every
Base Steel ZINCALUME® steel undergoes continuous 25 years against corrosion perforation coil. The brand presence is the assurance of
Inter-metallic Alloy Layer research and development, with stringent • Pioneer in zinc/aluminium alloy coating BlueScope Steel’s commitment to quality.
Zinc/Aluminium Coating
Clear Resin Coating product testing in the harshest environments. technology and continually improved
• Proven customer and in-field response and The quality assurance and warranty* offered
How does it PERFORM? ZINCALUME® steel complies with Australian support
• Nationwide availability and support
from BlueScope Steel.
Standards AS1397 and Malaysia Standards MS • Guaranteed minimum yield strength of 300
The pictured samples were exposed for 1196. Durability and performance is backed by • Certified and tested by SIRIM MPa for G300 and 550 MPa for G550
the same period of time under a similiar warranty*. • Minimum coating mass of 150 g/m2 by triple
severe environment. The galvanised spot test
steel shows severe loss of coating and • Warranty* against perforation for up to 25 years
consequent red rusting of the steel
substrate, but the ZINCALUME® steel
remain in good condition.
ZINCALUME® steel Galvanised steel (G.I.) Bellambi Point site, Australia
Branding text:

Key notes: * Warranty terms and conditions apply


• Corrosion is dissolution of metal due to the surrounding environment.
• ZINCALUME® steel comprises 43.5% zinc, 55.0% aluminium and 1.5% silicon with a minimum coating mass of 150 g/m2.
• For ZINCALUME® steel, the zinc rich area provides excellent sacrificial protection, while the aluminium rich area provides durable barrier protection.