What Is Galvanized Wire？
What is galvanized wire? Galvanized steel wire is a kind of versatile material which is coated with zinc to make it corrosion resistant. It is widely used for protection, binding, and supportive purposes, for example, fencing, packaging, etc. As a leading galvanized wire supplier, Wanzhi Steel offers a wide variety of GI steel wire for sale in different gauges. Below let’s review the GI wire manufacturing process and its uses.
How Is Galvanized Steel Wire Made？
The GI wire manufacturing process is very simple. Here is it.
Wire Rods — Pickling (annealing – rust removing – acid washing) — Wire Drawing Process — Galvanizing Process — Stranding
The first step is the pickling process, including annealing, rust removing and acid washing, which aims to remove the impurities on the surface of wire rods. Then it will go through the drawing machine, steel wires will be formed into the desired size. Then the wire will be galvanized by dipping into zinc solution or electroplating. This is the main difference between hot-dipped galvanized and electro galvanized wires. After galvanizing, the GI wires will be rolled into coils for sale.
What Is Galvanized Wire Used For？
Galvanized wire provides excellent corrosion resistance, great durability and high tensile strength. Besides, its surface is smooth and shiny. That’s why it is widely used in many applications.
1. Binding Materials
Because galvanized steel wire is strong and durable. It is often used as binding or baling or earthing materials on construction sites. Due to its weather resistance, it is very popular among builders. You can also find GI wires used to make gabions.
2. Protective Fencing
Since galvanized steel wire is strong, it is widely used to make fencing or enclosure around your home or property from thieves or animals. Besides that, galvanized steel wire is corrosion resistant which makes it suitable for outdoor uses. You can also find GI wire fencing around schools, sports fields, etc. A GI wire fence will be an easy and useful way to keep your home safe and secure.
3. Making Handicrafts
The galvanizing process gives steel wire a bright and glossy surface. It can be made into household handicrafts such as bookshelves, vase holders, storage baskets, etc.
4. Agricultural Uses
GI wire is also widely used in orchards for supporting the growth of grapes or tomatoes and other vegetable farming. Due to the zinc coating, it can withstand the corrosion of pesticides and other chemicals.
5. Other Daily Uses
Galvanized wiring is also often used in packaging, animal cages, hanging pictures or painting, etc.
Does Galvanized Wire Rust？
The answer is yes, but very slow. Any piece of steel product will oxidize and rust after exposure to rain or moisture. Rust damages the product itself and reduces its service life. However, after galvanizing, the zinc coating will enhance its corrosion resistance, which will protect it from rust. So GI wiring will rust very slowly, especially hot-dipped galvanized steel wires.
Where to Buy Galvanized Wire？
You will find a lot of galvanized wire suppliers all over the world. You can buy from local suppliers or galvanized wire suppliers in China for a lower price, for example, Wanzhi Steel. We offer a wide variety of galvanized steel wire products. And we have decades of experience and professional teams to provide you with the most suitable solution for your projects. Below are some tips for you to find the best GI wiring at a fair price.
1. Please make clear the use purpose and environment, which matters which diameter and zinc coating are better for you. The common gauge is 8-16, and the common zinc coating thickness is 40–100 g/m2. Besides, Wanzhi Steel also has PVC coated wires for sale. And we also offer custom solutions according to your needs.
2. Order quantity is also important. Most investors prefer Chinese products because of their good quality and cheap price. But you should also take the shipping cost into consideration. More than that, most suppliers will offer discounts for bulk orders.
3. Pay more attention to the service and reliability. Taking Wanzhi Steel for example, we have 12 years of export experience and we have developed a multi-language team to save your money and time. Also, we have a factory where you can come to visit on site or by video chat. Our after-sales team is online for 24 hours. If you have any problems, please feel free to contact us. We will get you back in 12 hours.
What is galvanized steel wire? How is it made? Here you may have your answers. It is versatile for many applications and it is also easy to process, which makes it friendly to both end-users and investors. As an experienced manufacturer and supplier, Wanzhi Steel will offer you a suitable solution for your projects. Except for wire, we also have wire mesh, fencing products to choose from. Welcome to contact us for more details!