This European Standard specifies requirements for continuously electrolytic zinc coated cold rolled flat products of low carbon steels suitable for cold forming according to Table 1 in rolled widths above or equal to 600 mm and thicknesses from 0,35 mm up to and including 3 mm, delivered as strip (in coil form), sheet, slit strip or cut lengths obtained from slit strip or sheet.
NOTE 1 This European Standard can also be applied to continuously electrolytic zinc coated flat products of:
a) steels according to EN 10139 (cold rolled strip in rolled widths < 600 mm),
b) steels normally characterized by minimum yield strength or minimum tensile strength values in addition to formability parameters, e. g. 1) steels with high yield strength and improved formability according to EN 10268 (cold rolled flat products), 2) multiphase steels (cold rolled or hot rolled) according to prEN 10338, 3) steels for construction according to national or regional standards (see e. g. DIN 1623).
NOTE 2 By agreement at the time of enquiry and order this European Standard can be applied to continuously electrolytic zinc coated hot-rolled steel flat products (e.g. according to EN 10025-1 and -2, EN 10111, EN 10149-1 to EN 10149-3, etc.).
NOTE 3 As the mass of the zinc coating applied is relatively small, the material is not intended to withstand outside exposure without further chemical treatment and painting.