The VM ZINC® brand name represents a full range of titanium-zinc products in the form of sheets, coils and manufactured systems. This range is manufactured and marketed worldwide by the Umicore Group.
MECHANICAL AND AESTHETIC FLEXIBILITY
This warm, luminous, highly expressive material responds freely to the play of light, its colours shifting to reflect the changing hues of the sky. Because of its mechanical and aesthetic flexibility it lends itself to the creation of an often original, sometimes unexpected, but always happy marriage with other materials such as wood, brick, cement, glass.
VM ZINC® is the only zinc producer in the world to offer five pre-weathered surface appearances. These are obtained by immersing natural VM ZINC in a solution which modifies the crystalline structure. This treatment is a durable conversion of the metals surface structure. It is therefore not a coated finish but a genuine, long-lasting treatment of the surface.
QUARTZ-ZINC® offers an appearance and texture close to the patina developed by natural VM ZINC.
ANTHRA-ZINC® is covered on both sides with a surface treatment with anti-corrosion agents. Its name reflects the charcoal colour, offering many combination possibilities.
The PIGMENTO® range is based on QUARTZ-ZINC to which mineral pigments are added. It is available in blue, red and green. This coloured finish preserves the naturally grained texture of pre-weathered zinc.
The coating and pigments do not in any way alter the environmental properties of pre-weathered VM ZINC.
ZINC AS AN OPTIMUM INVESTMENT – LONG LIFE SPAN
Zinc protects itself and has an exceptionally long life span (40 years in an aggressive urban environment to 100 years in a protected rural environment). It requires nearly no maintenance. Zinc continues to develop its protective layer throughout its life and will self-repair imperfections and scratches.
VERSATILE, NATURAL AND RECYCLABLE ZINC
More than 90% of the zinc used in the building industry is recycled. Less energy is required to produce zinc than the other principal metals.
Umicore applies zinc to all the functions of a building including:
- PLULINE rainwater evacuation systems
- VM ZINC ornaments under the brand name Ateliers d’Art Français
LONG-LASTING, MALLEABLE ROOFING SYSTEMS
Umicore’s roofing systems are suitable for all roof pitches above 3° (5%) and for all types of roofs (straight, curved, folded). It offers almost unlimited freedom of expression in roof design.
FLEXIBLE AND AESTHETIC FAÇADE SYSTEMS
Umicore provide longlasting and malleable façade systems which can adapt to all façades such as straight and curved shaped façades.
RAINWATER EVACUATION SYSTEM
Umicore’s PLULINE D rainwater evacuation system is a ready-to-glue rainwater system made of pre-weathered QUARTZ-ZINC and ANTHRA-ZINC, specifically designed for houses and conservatories. It comes delivered in special kits with gutters, concealed brackets, stop ends, corners, running outlets, downpipes and selflocking pipebrackets.
The features and benefits of PLULINE D’s rainwater evacuation system includes:
- High-quality material
- Durable: high life expectancy
- Superb aesthetics
- Strength not affected by UV
- Strong in any weather conditions
- Sleeve connection on pipes
- Good flow rates and discharge of water
- Self-locking downpipe brackets