Zinc qualities

All you have to know about zinc

For over 160 years VMZINC has been providing innovative building solution for architects and contractors around the world. At VMZINC, we are totally committed to your success in applying versatile and durable solutions with this remarkable material.


This section will help you, to familiarize yourself with zinc. We encourage you to read thoroughly too also consider VMZINC as a source of information and as a safety factor in the success of your project.



  • Malleable
    VMZINC provides the freedom to create architectural masterpieces which are difficult to realise with other construction materials. It is very malleable and can therefore meet virtually every architectural demand and provide solutions that less flexible materials cannot. Architects appreciate this versatility which allows them great freedom of expression in designing the roof and cladding of a building. Zinc resolves a large number of design issues and allows interesting treatments of corners and angles, creating an almost infinite variety of shapes: straight, curved, convex or concave.
  • Green material
    Zinc is a non-toxic, durable, recyclable and plentiful material. As an essential trace element, zinc is also vital to biological equilibrium and growth. Zinc used in the building industry is 100% recycled, putting it far ahead of many other materials which are just taking their first steps in recycling. Less energy is required to produce zinc than the other principal metals. The energy balance is even more favourable in recycled zinc. This excellent result clearly proves the contribution of VMZINC to sustainable development.