Fontaine Holdings NV

Hot-dip galvanizing

Our core business is to produce corrosion protection layers for all kind of steel structures by using the hot dip galvanizing (HDG) process. The HDG process involves the use of the natural element zinc. From a product contribution perspective, zinc is ideal for recycling just like all other non-ferrrous metals. Hot dip galvanizing with zinc is the best choice in protecting steel against rust, extending the life cycle of fabricated steel up to more than 100 years. Whilst our product and process have achieved very high levels of resource and energy efficiency, we started to take measures to improve the effectiveness of our product and process. We found that the potential of our operations was not being continuously improved and that a professional approach was required to convert our processes to fully comply with Cradle to Cradle criteria.