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This article describes the basic principles, processing steps, and benefits of continuous hot dip coatings. It provides useful information on the principal types of coatings applied in the hot-dip process. The types of coatings include galvanized coatings, galvannealed coatings, 55Al-Zn coating, 95Zn-Al coating, and aluminized coatings.

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Ralph W. Leonard, Continuous Hot Dip Coatings, Corrosion: Fundamentals, Testing, and Protection, Vol 13A, ASM Handbook, Edited By Stephen D. Cramer, Bernard S. Covino, Jr., ASM International, 2003, p 786–793,

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