ASTM A641/A641M-98

    Standard Specification for Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) Carbon Steel Wire

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers soft, medium, and hard temper zinc-coated (galvanized) carbon steel wire in coils for general use.

    Note 1-This specification is the companion to metric Specification A641M; therefore, no metric equivalents are shown in this specification.

    1.2 The supplementary requirements of this specification cover zinc coating weights for nails, staples, and wire from which nails and staples are cut and formed.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    A90/A90M Test Method for Weight [Mass] of Coating on Iron and Steel Articles with Zinc or Zinc-Alloy Coatings

    A700 Practices for Packaging, Marking, and Loading Methods for Steel Products for Shipment

    A902 Terminology Relating to Metallic Coated Steel Products

    B6 Specification for Zinc

    E8 Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials

    E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.140.65 (Steel wire, wir ropes and link chains)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31152206(Coated steel wire)


    DOI: 10.1520/A0641_A0641M-98

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