2012 Idea Book: Exotic Metals for Metal Roofs

The Idea Book 8 - Exotic Metals
Umicore/VM Zinc

Umicore/VM Zinc

VM Zinc offers self-healing materials that naturally develop a protective layer or patina as they age. Scratches and imperfections seem to vanish as the patina develops. Color consistency is an issue due to the fact the material is not man made, but is extracted from the earth as a raw material then manufactured into sheets and coils. Over time the color stabilizes and becomes more consistent. Natural materials are ideal for urban districts or historic settings, because the surface desired will blend seamlessly into the surroundings. Natural materials are environmentally friendly natural products with 100 percent recycleability.

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ATAS International

ATAS offers many of its roofing profiles in copper and zinc. As a more cost effective option, ATAS provides coatings for aluminum and zinc substrates that resemble these natural metals. Color options include Copper, Patina Green and Antique Patina.

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RHEINZINK is a titanium zinc, copper alloy with unmatched longevity and an elegant appearance, making it an ideal building material. With many detail variations possible, RHEINZINK complements both traditional and modern architecture. Curvilinear surfaces can be clad with ease due to the material’s natural flexibility. RHEINZINK complies with the strictest environmental standards and is 100 percent recyclable. The material RHEINZINK has been able to claim the title ‘sustainable’ from production all the way to its permanent application for more than 40 years. RHEINZINK combines economic and environmental preservation of resources to the utmost; real recycling has been practiced since the very beginning. RHEINZINK is available in Bright Rolled, Pre-weathered Blue-Gray and Pre-weathered Graphite-Gray.

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Contrarian Metal Resources

Contrarian offers an unrivaled selection of decorative architectural finishes in stainless steel, titanium and other metals. InvariMatte® is a non-directional, low gloss, uniformly textured stainless steel finish, designed for use in architectural applications. While its lower reflectivity lends itself to roofing applications, it can be applied to wall panels, coping and trim. The superb finish results in excellent matching, has no coatings to deteriorate and will last indefinitely with little maintenance. The photograph features Sacramento airport.

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