Surface treatment plays a significant role in choosing the right fasteners. This white paper will investigate the six most-used coatings (zinc electroplating, zinc/nickel plating, mechanical zinc plating, zinc flake coating, hot dip galvanizing and epoxy coating) using the following criteria:
- Security of the connection
- Corrosion protection
- Resistance against damage by improper handling
- Fastener criticality, Functionality
- Availability, Costs
A handy overview of the most common surface treatments and their evaluation criteria.