Natural and Pre-weathered Zinc by VMZINC
VMZINC® has been manufacturing a wide range of rolled zinc products used primarily for building envelopes since 1837. In addition to batten cap and standing seam roof systems, products include rainwater systems, a wide range of cladding systems which, including a number of rainscreen facade products. Since its creation the company has also produced decorative roofing products such as dormers, bull’s eyes, weather-vanes and other ornaments.
VMZINC is building the future with an unsurpassed variety of zinc colours for innovative architectural visions. VMZINC building products are highly flexible, malleable and durable. They are available in a choice of either natural finish or eight pre-weathered finishes as well as bespoke PIGMENTO colours. An elegant partner for many building materials. Zinc can be embossed, perforated and incorporate texture helping to create imaginative designs.
VMZINC standing seam and rainwater systems offers many benefits including:
- Lightweight and durable
- Fully recyclable
- A service life of 100 years
- Virtually maintenance-free
- EN 15804 Environment Product Declaration
- BBA certified systems
- Conforms to EN 988
- Fire classification A1 (Natural Zinc, QUARTZZINC, ANTHRA-ZINC and AZENGAR) and A2 s1,d0 (PIGMENTO and VMZINC PLUS) according to EN 13501-1:2002
Natural VMZINC has a shiny metallic appearance when new and develops a patina over time. In facade applications, it may take 10 years for the matt grey patina to form. It can be quickly soldered without removing the patina.
QUARTZ-ZINC offers an appearance and texture that does not change over time. When QUARTZ-ZINC is scratched, it will self heal. The grey tones of QUARTZ-ZINC blend well with existing construction materials – ideal for refurbishment.
ANTHRA-ZINC with its visible grain matches the colour of slate and blends well in combination with photovoltaic panels.
AZENGAR is the surface finish from VMZINC which is the first engraved zinc giving a product with a matt, heterogeneous and light aspect. AZENGAR can be used in the same fashion as other VMZINC products for both roofs and facades.
PIGMENTO finishes offer a unique range of colours – Blue, Green, Brown, Red and Grey plus two new additional colours Storm Grey and Charcoal Blue – that enhances any building. This natural product enables the texture of the QUARTZ-ZINC to still be seen whilst offering the designer the choice of colour to complement other elements of a facade or roof.
The colouration of the zinc is achieved with a special pigment layer that enhances the qualities of the zinc without presenting a block colour. This product is tested to EN13523.
PIGMENTO, available in five standard colours, provides an increased resilience, however in a severe non-rinsed marine environment (1km from the sea), staining is still possible and therefore the material should not be used in this application.
The PIGMENTO range is now available in bespoke colours. Samples of the colours indicated here are available upon request. For other colours a sample and RAL colour should be submitted in order to assess feasibility.