What is Zinc?

Zinc plating provides the most effective and economical way to protect steel against corrosion.  Zinc plating protects steel by providing a physical barrier as well as cathodic protection for the underlying steel.


  • High corrosion resistance
  • Relatively inexpensive compared to other finishes
  • Pleasing appearance
  • Offered in RoHS and hexavalent
  • Hexavalent yellow chromate has self-healing properties
  • Offered in clear (blueish), black, yellow, and olive drab colors
  • Effective primer for when undercoating paints
  • Used in multiple industries such as military/defense, aerospace, automotive, industrial, and agricultural areas