Annual Zn Consumption in Autobodies (tonnes)
Forecast Zn Growth in Auto's by 2030
ZINC'S VALUE PROPOSITION
Zinc market growth in the automotive sector is being driven by innovative new high-strength galvanized steels that deliver the mass reduction automakers need, along with the increased use of galvanized steel in auto manufacture in China and India.
High-strength, light-weight galvanized steel offers significant fuel and emission savings.
Galvanized steel autobody parts are stronger, more formable, sustainable and significantly less expensive than aluminium parts.
Galvanized steel ensures durable and long-lasting vehicles with high warranty periods against corrosion.
Virtually all automakers have adopted galvanized steel for their high-volume production internal combustion, hybrid and electric vehicle models.
GALVANIZED AUTOBODY PARTNERSHIP
IZA's Galvanized Autobody Partnership (GAP) is a cooperative research platform for the zinc, steel and automobile industries to retain and grow the market for advanced high-strength steels in automobiles through technical innovation. The program focus is to enhance the performance of galvanized advanced high strength steels through process improvements in automotive galvanizing lines and extending capabilities of zinc-based coatings. Direct involvement of these companies in the conception and direction of programs fosters the rapid transfer of results to the automotive industry. Many advanced vehicle designs are now making use of GAP program results, including most all of the newest mass-production electric vehicle models.
GALVANIZED AUTOBODY PARTNERSHIP MEMBERS
The leading technology companies in the automotive steel sector