|ADHESION||EXCELLENT, coating forms an alloy with the substrate.||Good, some alloying the substrate.||Poor, no alloying with substrate.|
|UNIFORMITY||EXCELLENT, vapour deposition ensures uniformity, ideal for irregularly shaped, recessed and threaded components and close tolerance work.||Poor, molten zinc can lead to build up of coating in drain points.||Poor, preferential deposition on external corners and protrusions and reduced deposition in recesses and internal corners|
|WEAR RESISTANCE||EXCELLENT, due to the iron content of the coating, it is the hardest of the zinc coatings. The coating can only be removed by chemical or mechanical means.||Good, a tough durable coating but will not withstand forming.||Good, can withstand forming but usually applied to finished components.|
|POST TREATMENTS||EXCELLENT, forms an excellent key and accepts top coats without the need for primers or surface finishing.||Poor, requires further processing to ensure adhesion.||Poor, requires further processing to ensure adhesion.|
|COATING THICKNESS||15-80 microns, thicker coatings possible.||25-140 microns||5-25 microns|
|HYDROGEN EMBRITTLEMENT||NONE as no acid used and the process is dry and contains no sources of Hydrogen.||DANGER due to acid use.||DANGER due to acid use and presence of Hydrogen in the process.|
|BRITISH/EUROPEAN STANDARDS||BS EN ISO 17668:2016
BS 7371 PART 8:1998 FOR FASTENERS
|BS 729/BS EN ISO 1461
BS 7371 PART 6:1988 FOR FASTENERS
|BS1706/BS EN 12329:2000
BS 3382 PART 2 FOR FASTENERS
|COST||THE TRUE COST OF PROTECTING COMPONENTS CONSIDERS BOTH THE INITIAL COST AND THE LIFETIME MAINTAINANCE COST.
SHERARDIZING PROVIDES AN EFFECTIVE LONG TERM COATING WHICH IS COMPETITIVE ON AN INITIAL COST AND MAINTENANCE BASIS.