About Nordic Galvanizers

Nordic Galvanizers is the association for hot-dip galvanizing companies in the Nordic countries. Together with the zinc producer New Boliden, who have plants in Kokkola, Finland and Odda, Norway, Nordic Galvanizers runs an information office in Stockholm, Sweden. The aim of the information office is to help users of galvanized steel with questions regarding surface treatment, corrosion, environment, education and technology.

Nordic Galvanizers perform research and development, work with environmental issues and and take part in international co-operation through EGGA, European General Galvanizers Association.

Customers and users of galvanized steel are welcome to contact Nordic Galvanizers to discuss all types of questions related to galvanizing.


Hot dip galvanizing history

Year 1700

The use of hot dip galvanized sausepans started in France.



In England hot dip galvanized sheets are used in ship building and for roofs. Hot dip galvanized nails are introduced at the market.
1837 The modern hot dip galvanizing technique was born when a Frenchman, Sorel, introduced pickling with sulphuric acid as a pre-treatment step. He subsequently applied for his first patent on hot-dip galvanizing on 10th May 1837. The main part of the process that Sorel sought to patent is still used today.
Year 1870 The first nordic galvanizing plants started in Sikeå and Karlskrona.
1895 Stockholm Galvanizing plant started.



Bablik wrote the first handbook in galvanizing, called "The bible of galvanizing"
1950 Nordic Galvanizers Association was established by Danmark, Finland, Norge and Sverige.
1970 Cooperation with the zinc producers started.
1991 Island is joining the association.

Danmark, Norge and Sverige stops with national associations and all work is from now on performed in Nordic Galvanizers. Because of differences in language, Finland decide to go on with a national assocoation, but in cooperation with Nordic Galvanizers.



Office address: Danderydsvägen 146, SE-182 36 DANDERYD

Tel: + 46 (0)8 446 67 60  Fax: + 46 (0)8 446 67 67  E-mail: info@nordicgalvanizers.com
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