A natural material
There are many reasons for choosing VMZINC for your roofing and facade projects. Zinc is naturally extremely durable and does not require costly maintenance. In addition, the flexibility, malleability and versatility of zinc, combined with its pleasing aspect, make it the material of choice for imaginative building projects from individual homes to commercial complexes, public buildings and private projects.
VM Zinc Standing Seam: 0.7mm, 0.8mm
VM Zinc Interlocking Panel: 1.0mm, 1.5mm
Unacceptable contact metals
Steel (Non galvanized)
Zinc : with us since the dawn of time
Zinc is a truly international metal. It was used in ancient times in Greece and Egypt for jewellery and funeral urns. Much later, during the Middle Ages, it was produced in the form of metal in China and India. In fact zinc first came to Europe from China at the end of the Middle Ages. It is therefore fitting that VMZINC should now return this noble metal to Asia in new and exciting forms and applications.
VMZINC : almost 200 years of history
From its birth in 1837 and for over 170 years the Société des Mines et des Fonderies de Zinc de la Vieille Montagne was to establish zinc's pedigree and develop its application in the roofing industry.
Zinc rapidly played a dominant role, especially in the building of modern Paris under the influence of Baron Haussman. In 1853, the Compagnie Royale Asturienne des Mines was founded. A hundred and forty years later, in 1987, the two companies merged to become Vieille Montagne France and in 1993 they joined the Umicore Group under the brand name VMZINC...
A top performing alloy
VMZINC is rolled zinc alloyed with copper and titanium to produce a material with optimum mechanical and physical characteristics for building applications, particularly with regard to material's mechanical resistance and creep resistance.
VMZINC is composed of very high quality zinc Z1 (99,995% pure zinc), as defined by the EN 1179 standard, to which titanium and copper are added in order to obtain rolled zinc according to the European standard EN 988. This standard imposes very stringent specifications for the composition of rolled zinc and its physical, mechanical and dimensional characteristics, which make it an international reference.
Whilst the VMZINC brand complies with all the specifications of the EN 988 standard, we have gone beyond the requirements of this standard to create the PREMIUMZINC quality system. It offers an even higher level of quality than EN 988 certification. For more information, please contact your VMZINC office