Electrogalvanizing Substrates for Maximum Performance

Eletrogalvanizing is the process of electrolytically bonding a uniform layer of zinc to steel in order to protect against corrosion.  We own and operate four very versatile electrogalvanizing lines in North America.  Please see more detailed information about our electrogalvanizing products and services below.

We also electrogalvanize Zi-Ni, a coating to steel which offers superior corrosion protection and is used in the most demanding applications in the marketplace such as fuel tanks or fuel filler tubing.


Material Sciences Corporation (MSC) can process up to 72” wide for both exposed and unexposed automotive applications as well as a comprehensive span of vertical markets and consumer applications.  We can also apply the galvanized coating differentially from one side of the coil to the other.  Our coating expertise and capacity is dedicated to providing total solutions to our customers.  Our innovative manufacturing lines will allow us to apply primers or paints directly on top of the pristine electrogalvanized surface all in one process.  Please find more details about processing and coating options below.


Key Details

Material Sciences Corporation (MSC) provides multiple choices of a zinc based coatings from traditional zinc to high-performance Zi-Ni plating with five times more corrosion protection. In addition, MSC is the largest independently owned electrogalvanizing company in North America.

  • Processing a vast range of gauges & widths
  •  Capable of coating AHSS and UHSS Grades of steel
  • Ability to coat narrow light gauge sheet steel applications
  • Differential coating weights
  • Electrogalvanizing and painting or various additional treatments and coatings can be applied
  • Multiple Locations for easy logistics (in/out)

Acrylic Coatings

MSC can apply an acrylic coating to the surface of electrogalvanized strip.  Acrylics can be clear or tinted any color.  This attractive, anti-finger print finish offers corrosion resistance and durability.  The durability of acrylic coatings provides a high value cost-effective way to prolong the life of the product.  Acrylic coatings are used in industrial and consumer applications.

Chrome & Non-Chrome Coatings

MSC provides RoHS Compliant Treatments that meet industry standards and eliminates lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenys (PBB) and Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE). MSC certifies that these treatments meet RoHS compliant requirements.

MSC’s ability to apply non-chrome treatments provides our clients the ability to rework, stamp, or roll-form the steel without the hazard of safety and environmental issues.

Additional MSC applications available

  • Phosphate Sealer – This perfected process provides our clients corrosion resistance and enhanced paint adhesion on electrogalvanized steel treated with phosphate.
  • Dried-in-place Coatings – For improved corrosion resistance and paint adhesion.

MSC also has the capability to apply Hybrid Coatings that combine zinc with layers of traditional chemical treatments while enhancing paintability and provide superior corrosion resistance. These Hybrid coatings have demonstrated corrosion performance that would require three times that standard coating weight of zinc (G30 Hot dip) to match.

Differential Coatings

MSC’s Differential Coating capabilities provides our clients with material that is specifically coated to a multitude of configurations. MSC’s lines can apply several chemical treatments and different coating weights to the top and bottom of the strip. This unique capability, can save our client’s money and still meet application requirements by only applying appropriate coating weights where required.

Electrostatic Oiling

In order to meet customers demand for a precise film of oil on their products MSC offers electrostatic oiling.

Phosphated Coatings

Phosphate Coatings are designed to enhance corrosion protection, improve lubricity or function as a foundation for subsequent coatings.  As a conversion coating, MSC applies phosphate to aluminum, zinc and tin. This process provides options for our clients to combine this conversion layer with other coatings that MSC can offer, making this a functional alternative for a multitude of applications.

Polished, Bright Finish

MSC’s Polished; Bright Finish offers critical advantages:

  • Enhanced Corrosion Protection
  • Increased Formability
  • Weldability
  • Consistent Appearance
  • Fingerprint Resistance

Ultra High Strength Steel

MSC has the ability to electrogalvanize the latest grades of high strength steel.  We are presently coating AHSS and UHSS grades of steel for automotive industry. Martensite, Dual Phase and Bake-Hardenable steels are several of the products that are electrogalvanized at the MSC locations.