ZEN Industries' January 2011 e-Newsletter 

Industry Tip for January 2011  

Painting Over Hot Dip Galvanized Steel  

A common challenge in working with HVAC ductwork is painting galvanized steel pieces. Whether the reason is corrosion protection or architectural design, the challenge is the same.  

This month we've found an article on "Painting Over Hot Dip Galvanized Steel" that will be of interest to anyone who has faced this challenge, regardless of whether the pieces involved are HVAC ductwork or galvanized steel poles, etc.  Article courtesy of the American Galvanizers Association. 

Galvannealed (Paint Grip) HVAC Ductwork  

ZEN Industries is an experienced fabricator of galvannealed HVAC ductwork. Hot-dip galvanizing results in a very fine gray matte finish. Galvanneal does not flake when formed, stamped, and bent, and the finish acts like a primer to allow good paint adhesion. Rust proof, galvannealed HVAC duct is paintable, weldable, and corrosion resistant.

 Contractor Alert!  

Some Low VOC Paints Adhere Poorly to Galvanneal (Paint Grip)   Today, many applications call for low VOC paint products.  Schools, hospitals, LEED projects, and green developments require paint low in volatile organic compounds.  Unfortunately, some of these low VOC paints have been problematic in working with Galvanneal (paint grip) ductwork.   Though counterintuitive, low VOC paints often work better on traditional galvanized steel products.  To learn more, contact ZEN Industries today.

No matter how big or small your project:

ZEN Industries provides all or part of your HVAC needs. HVAC ductwork manufactured according to your schedule, meeting 3rd Edition 2005 SMACNA standards. Contact Drew McCaffrey - Sales & Estimating at 877-600-0274.

Success in our business is about service.

The quality of our HVAC duct work is of the highest caliber and our price competitive with the best in the industry. Nonetheless, quality and price are default items today in sheet metal fabrication. They give us access to the playing field. Service is where ZEN Industries Inc. gains its edge, and service means people - it's about our experienced personnel and the relationships we build with each and every customer. Learn more at www.ZENIndustries.com.

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