- Security TWENTY
- Women in Security
ASSA ABLOY, Security Doors, a division of ASSA ABLOY, the door opening products firm, makes all its doors in Galvanneal steel, suitable the makers say for powder coating to increase durability and corrosion resistance.
The hot dipped galvanised steel, originally developed for the automotive industry, offers a coating that is uniformly spread, to provide a consistent appearance over a door and its fine matte finish acts as a primer, shielding against rust.
A tightly adherent paint film on galvanneal steel lasts longer then it would on non-galvanized steel according to the company because the zinc helps prevent rusting and blistering, which reduces maintenance and replacement expenditure and improves whole life costing.
Nigel Cronin, Sales Manager at ASSA ABLOY Security Doors, said: “All our steel doors are manufactured from high quality steel that conforms to both British and European standards. Galvanneal steel offers a far superior coating in comparison to zinc-iron coatings, such as zintec. The smooth surface of galvanneal steel is ideal for the polyester powder coating we offer inhouse, which not only improves the aesthetic appearance of paintwork, but also improves scratch and impact resistance, reducing maintenance and replacement expenditure for facilities managers who are under increasing pressure to consider whole life costing.”