Obtained by passing cold rolled coil through a molten zinc bath, in order to coat the steel with a thin layer of zinc to provide corrosion resistance. Hot dipped galvanized coil can be found on the market in coil or in sheets and is further processed into finished products by the manufacturer. Typical thickness is from 0.3 to 3 mm. Typical width is from 600 to 2,100 mm.
Hot dipped galvanized coil has excellent forming properties and is suitable for fabrication by forming, pressing and bending. Applications include domestic appliances, building applications (e.g. wall elements, roofing, automotive parts (e.g. underbody), lighting fixtures, drums and various kinds of sections and profiled sheets.