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The Advantages of Galfan Gabion Cages

The Advantages of Galfan Gabion Cages

Why choose galfan gabion cages and what are the advantages?

Galfan is hot-dip galvanized steel with a two-sided coating composed of zinc-aluminum alloy. It generally consists of 95% zinc and 5% aluminum in a solid solution with improved corrosion resistance and formability compared to zinc (galvanise) alone.

Further more the Urban Kubez™ gabion range is formulated with an even heavier ratio being 90% Zinc and 10% Aluminium providing the best possible corrosion resistance for gabions on the market.

How about corrosion resistance?

Galfan improves corrosion resistance by at least 50% over traditional galvanisation.

Galfan can be used to replace heavy galvanised coating and post-galvanising treatments and also provides better weldability, drawability and corrosion resistance.

Thus, it reduces costs, simplifies secondary processes and eliminates the need for post-treatment.

Galfan Gabion Cage Benefit

Galfan’s superior corrosion resistance allows it to be the leading alternative to thicker galvanized coatings and post-galvanization treatments such as GAW  (galvanised after welded).

Sacrificial protection provides effective corrosion resistance at sites of mechanical damage (impact, scratches, gravel impingement) and also prevents corrosion of cut edges.

Urban Kubez™ Galfan Gabion – Superior Material Quality

For a demonstration on the superior quality of Urban Kubez gabion cages , check out our saltwater experiment on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59A58G38PoA

In non coastal areas Urban Kubez galfan gabion cage products can last up to 100 years representing a great return on investment compared with other retaining solutions available on the market including galvanise gabions.

Urban Kubez™ architectural galfan gabions are manufactured in Australia meeting numerous International and Australian quality standards for strength and durability.

As an example our minimum standard galfan coating is 280g/m2 (average 330g/m2 ) compared to standard galvanised mesh being 60g/m2.

The 4mm wire diameter used through out the Urban Kubez™ gabion range will outlast a 5mm galvanised gabions by 50+ years.

Our gabion material and associated accessories are suitable for any size project including Civil, mining, Building, Construction, Landscaping, Architectural and D.I.Y, hence why engineers will certify our material for larger projects where galvanised mesh is likely to fail in a short period of time.

Call us today to discuss your next gabion project large or small.

Typical Gabion Sizes Available

  • 2m x 1m x 1m
  • 2m x 1m x .5m
  • 2m x 1m x .3m
  • 2m x .5m x .5m
  • 2m x .3m x .3m
  • 1m x 1m x 1m
  • 1m x 1m x .5m
  • 1m x 1m x .3m
  • 1m x .5m x .5m
  • 1m x .5m x .3m
  • 1m x.3m x .3m

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