Zinc is a shiny metal capable of being alloyed with various other metals. One of these is iron. Zinc-iron resembles zinc in color and other characteristics and both are popular plating metals. Yet, although we perform both types of plating at TECHNO SHINE , some clients actually prefer, zinc-iron plating. They select it more often than straight zinc plating because its properties are more advantageous in several ways including ease of further finishing.
Zinc-iron is an alloy of two metals: zinc and iron. It is the result of zinc plating with the addition of an iron alloy. The content of iron resides between 0.3 and 1.0%. At TECHNO SHINE , our zinc-iron deposits typically contain 0.4 to 0.8% by weight. The purpose of such product is to improve the existing properties of zinc. Zinc-iron plating works with the substrate metal component to further enhance and improve the properties of the base metal. This gives zinc-iron plated materials some advantages over a non-plated component.