Seminar By Galvanizers Association of Malaysia 

  Topic: Durability of Steel improved when coated with Zinc (Hot Dip Galvanizing)

Speaker: Ms Nargis Banu

Date: 13 April 2017

Time: 4.20pm - 5.20pm

Venue: Room 4   

Speaker Profile:

Nargis Banu Bte Kamal was appointed as Vice President Sales Asia  Pacific of Richker Metal, Inc in April 2013.  She holds a Master in Business Administration.She has served as Secretary General for the Galvanizers Association of Malaysia since 2011. 

In 1997, she commences  work for a Japanese/ Malaysia group which is under Mitsubishi and Kuok brothers group.Banu has 8 years experience in ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. She was certified as IRCA Approved Lead Environment Management System  Auditor by DNV, Singapore.

In 2013 Banu left  Umicore, which owned by a Belgium Group after 15 years as Head of Purchasing. In order to use the expertise and knowledge to support the Galvanizers , Zinc oxide and  Zinc ingot producers , she had joint as Vice President Sales Asia Pacific of Richker Metals, Inc , USA.

Banu has successful completed 2014, Zinc College Executive training by International Zinc Association, Belgium.  Since last 6 years, she been invited as speaker in California, Dubai, Indonesia, Australia and Europe to share her expertise in Zinc.She travels frequently in various part of Asia Pacific, United Arab Emirates , India, United State and Europe  since last 19 years.  

As member for Asia Pacific General Galvanizing Association, Banu has organize conference in Singapore and also support the Indonesia Association Conference in Bali and the next Thailand Galvanizing Conference in 2019.


For more than 150 years, hot-dip galvanizing after fabrication has been specified to combat steel corrosion in the harshest environments throughout various markets. However, new technologies and creative chemistries evolve the specification and use of hot-dip galvanized steel constantly as new markets emerge. Hot dip galvanizing has proven to be more serviceable and predictable than all other steel protective coatings in the atmosphere. Zinc is most important characteristics is its ability to protect steel against corrosion. The life and durability of steel are greatly improved when coated with zinc as with hot dip galvanized steel articles. Its excellent performance is due to its inherent corrosion resistance, high tolerance to mechanical damage and inertness to UV.




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