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.
The board of Nordic Galvanizers 2020-2021
(Uppdated Jan 2021)
The board of Nordic Galvanizers consists of eight people – two galvanizers from each country. In addition, there is also an alternate from each country. Chairman: Lars-Göran Tylebrink.
|Denmark|| Søren Sohne|
| Nordvestjysk Galvanisering AS|
|John Andersen||PN Beslagfabrik A/S|
|Finland|| Pekka Poutiainen|
| Recion Oy|
|New Boliden AB|
|Norway|| Jarle Bjørdal|
Geir Ove Salte
| Vik Ørsta AS|
NOT Varmforzinkning AS
Ole Morten Skjold
|Sweden|| Jan Uhrberg|
| AB Halmstad Varmförzinkning|
Degerfors Förzinknings AB, DEFAB
|Mikael Liefvergren||Södertälje Varmförzinkning AB|
Daniel Asplund represents New Boliden AB in the board.
Hot dip galvanizing history
|700||The use of hot dip galvanized sausepans started in France.|
|1800||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.|
|1870||The first nordic galvanizing plants started in Sikeå and Karlskrona.|
|1895||Stockholm Galvanizing plant started.|
|1930||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.|