• April 20th 2023

Hot-dipped galvanized and stainless steel are two different materials with different properties and applications.

Galvanized steel

Hot-dipped galvanized steel is carbon steel that has been coated with a thin layer of zinc to protect it from corrosion. The process involves dipping the steel into a bath of molten zinc, which forms a thick, durable coating that is highly resistant to corrosion. Galvanized steel that has been coated is commonly used in outdoor applications, such as fencing, roofing, and structural supports, where it is exposed to moisture and other corrosive elements.

Stainless steel

Stainless steel, including three types of austenitic stainless steel, ferritic stainless steel, and martensitic stainless steel, is a type of steel alloy that contains at least 10.5% chromium, which gives it excellent corrosion resistance. It also contains other elements, such as nickel, molybdenum, and titanium, which enhance its strength and durability. Stainless steel has more corrosion resistant than galvanized steel. Stainless steel is commonly used in applications where both corrosion resistance and strength are important, such as in the food industry, medical equipment, and marine environments.

Galvanized Steel vs Stainless Steel: Which Is the Better Choice?

The choice between hot-dipped galvanized steel and stainless steel depends on the specific application and the level of corrosion resistance required. While hot-dipped galvanized steel is a cost-effective option for outdoor applications, it may not be suitable for highly corrosive environments, such as marine environments, where stainless steel would be a better choice. Stainless steel, on the other hand, is generally more expensive than hot-dipped galvanized steel but offers superior corrosion resistance and durability.

Qinghe steel supply

Stainless Steel Coil

Qinghe Steel has a large and diversified inventory of stainless steel coil (roll)  in a wide range of grades, gauges, tempers, and finishes, allowing us to provide a broad range of products to our customers.

Galvanized Steel Plate and Sheet

Qinghe Steel stocks many sizes in precut sizes, full mill sizes or we can hot dip virtually any size and quantity required for your welding or construction project.