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February 5, 2009 - ASTM International standard, A1057/A1057M, Specification for Steel, Structural Tubing, Cold Formed, Welded, Carbon, Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) by the Hot-Dip Process, addresses galvanizing process as it is used across variety of industries, including construction, automotive, and transportation. Standard classifies coating weights and mechanical requirements inherent in galvanizing process.

New ASTM Standard Addresses Galvanizing Process for Steel Products

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Press release date: February 2, 2009

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., 2 February 2009-Galvanized steel products are manufactured and used throughout the world. A new ASTM International standard, A1057/A1057M, Specification for Steel, Structural Tubing, Cold Formed, Welded, Carbon, Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) by the Hot-Dip Process, addresses the galvanizing process as it is used across a variety of industries, including construction, automotive and transportation.

The new standard is under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee A05.11 on Sheet Specifications, part of ASTM International Committee A05 on Metallic-Coated Iron and Steel Products.

ASTM A1057 classifies the coating weights and mechanical requirements inherent in the galvanizing process. Original equipment manufacturers will be able to reference the new standard in their specifications to more accurately describe their products.

"ASTM A1057 will be extremely helpful for existing customers and markets, but will also assist new customers in developing their internal specifications to ensure clarity and consistency of the products," says Giulio Scartozzi, metallurgical manager, Allied Tube and Conduit, and a member of Committee A05.

"The primary users of the standard will be new and existing customers of continuously galvanized steel products, including but not limited to structural and mechanical engineers, federal and state agencies and industry associations," says Scartozzi.

ASTM International standards are available for purchase from Customer Service (phone: 610-832-9585; or at

For technical Information, contact Giulio Scartozzi, Allied Tube and Conduit, Harvey, Ill. (phone: 708-225-2079; Committee A05 meets May 17-19 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

ASTM International welcomes and encourages participation in the development of its standards. ASTM's open consensus process, using advanced Internet-based standards development tools, ensures worldwide access for all interested individuals. For more information on becoming an ASTM member, please contact Rick Lake, ASTM International (phone: 610-832-9689;

Established in 1898, ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions around the globe.
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