Gatorshield FloCoat and Galvanized Tubing

Allied’s Mechanical Tube Division is the world’s leading producer of galvanized electric resistance welded steel tubing. Gatorshield coated steel tubing is considered the standard of excellence in farmstead applications.

What is Gatorshield®?

Gatorshield is our patented triple layer Flo-Coat® rust and corrosion resistant product protection that has demonstrated to be the best over the long haul versus all competitive product offerings. When rust and corrosion protection is needed – Gatorshield is “Gator Tough.” In addition, our zinc interior coating provides the inside of the tube with maximum corrosion and rust protection. Inside and out – Gatorshield is the best – and has been the best product choice for over 30 years.

Gatorshield is a step above our traditional Flo-Coat product, demonstrating a thicker layer of zinc protection for extended longevity in highly corrosive environments. Best of all, Gatorshield is processed utilizing 99.99% pure zinc alloy with significantly less harmful lead content than generally encountered with pregalvanized or hot-dipped products. This means that lead oxide fumes during welding are kept to an absolute minimum. Gatorshield’s meets a minimum strength characteristic of 50,000 yield/55,000 tensile, reaching a maximum of 60,000 yield/75,000 tensile.

Compared to the alternatives, Gatorshield performs extremely well in terms of fabrication properties:

What About the Gatorshield Steel Tube Product as it Relates to ASTM Standards?

  • Base Metal: The steel strip used in the manufacture of Mechanical tube shall conform to ASTM A-569 for 1008-1010 Carbon Steels. For 1015 through 1022 Carbon Steel the steel strip shall conform to ASTM A-568.
  • Zinc: The zinc spelter used in the manufacture of Allied’s Mechanical tube conforms to ASTM B-6 High Grade and Special High Grade Zinc.
  • Chemical Composition: In accordance with ASTM A-500.
  • Materials Testing: In accordance with ASTM-500 and ASTM E-8.

Gatorshield is available in these sizes:

0.500" - 5.000"round
0.625" - 4.000"square
0.625" x 1.125" - 2.000" x 4.000" Rectangle
1.500" x 1.000" - 2.750" x 1.630"Flat Sided Oval

Flo-Coat® Tubing

Our signature Flo-Coat® process produces galvanized tube and pipe considered the “Industry Standard” in each of our core markets. Allied’s success is due in part to the patented Flo-Coat® process that revolutionized the steel tube industry over 35 years ago. This process has been continuously improved upon, and is just as unique today.

The triple-coat corrosion protection provided by Allied’s in-line manufacturing processes has never been equaled. This triple layer protection (zinc, conversion coating and clear organic topcoat) provides a smooth, shiny product appearance that is unmatched in terms of strength and durability.

Our signature Flo-Coat® process produces galvanized tube and pipe considered the “Industry Standard” in each of our core markets. Allied’s success is due in part to the patented Flo-Coat® process that revolutionized the steel tube industry over 35 years ago. This process has been continuously improved upon, and is just as unique today. The triple-coat corrosion protection provided by Allied’s in-line manufacturing processes has never been equaled. This triple layer protection (zinc, conversion coating and clear organic topcoat) provides a smooth, shiny product appearance that is unmatched in terms of strength and durability.

Flo-Coat galvanized steel tubing is commonly used for:

  • Playground Equipment
  • Scaffolding
  • Awnings
  • Livestock Equipment
  • Portable Buildings
  • And more!

Flo-Coat is available in these sizes:

0.500" - 5.000"round
0.625" - 4.000"square
0.625" x 1.125" - 2.000" x 4.000"Rectangle
1.500" x 1.000" - 2.750" x 1.630"Flat Sided Oval