RHEINZINK is the world’s leading german manufacturer of titanium zinc products.
For over 50 years the RHEINZINK has produced top-quality titanium zinc at its Datteln site offering different surface qualities. The applications for RHEINZINK titanium zinc include roofing, roof dormers, facade cladding and roof drainage systems.
RHEINZINK is very popular as a modern material very well is suitable both for restoration of objects of historical heritage and for new construction. RHEINZINK, as Europe's first manufacturer of zinc for use as a building material, replaced the traditional pack-rolling process with a brand-new technology, the wide-strip casting and rolling mill as like the pre-weathering technique.
International architects opt for RHEINZINK to give perfect expression to their designs. Titanium-zinc RHEINZINK is very durable (service life up to 100 years), does not require maintenance and repair. Warranty- 40 years.
A wide range of color surfaces are offered by PRISMO, artCOLOR, GRANUM product lines.
The company advises on the design and application of the material.
zinc roof systems: double standing seam, angled standing seam, click roll caps, flat lock tiles.
zinc cladding facade systems: Seam (angled standing seam systems and flat lock tiles), Panel (reveal panels, horizontal panels, shiplap panels), Cassette and Profile.
gutters and roof drainage systems
Roofing accessories: snow guard systems, clips, structured underlays
semi-finished products (coils and sheets):
bright rolled, natural surface, patinates over the years.
Original, natural and established: RHEINZINK-CLASSIC bright rolled has more than proven itself for over 50 years. Depending on the climatic conditions, the initially shiny metallic surface gradually develops a velvety blue-grey patina which gives each building charisma and an individual character. Useable for all plumbing work involving seaming and soldering techniques, the surface offers a perfect symbiosis of tradition and modernity.
THIS PRE-WEATHERED SURFACE IS UNIQUE WORLDWIDE.
ZINC - TYPICAL PATINA FROM THE WORKS.
NATURAL, 100% RECYCLABLE.
Environmentally friendly, life cycle 100 years or more.
Does not require repair and maintenance.
RHEINZINK is expanding its range of high-quality surface finishes by adding two phosphated variants: GRANUM skygrey and GRANUM basalte. The grey and reduced elegance of GRANUM skygrey appears aesthetic, authentic and self-sufficient. As a dark grey, almost black version, GRANUM basalte gives a puristic, professional and precise look.
Historical building with zinc roof gleams with a new splendour.
Although zinc was only first established as a metal in Europe at the beginning of the 17th century, it was quickly adopted in vernacular architecture. The most important German architect of the 19th century, Karl Friedrich Schinkel, designed buildings using zinc for covers, flashing, ornamentation and roofing.
Since then, many historical buildings have been built with zinc roofs that have fulfilled their visual and technical functions for numerous decades. Today, these historic buildings must be refurbished in compliance with heritage conservation standards.
Zinc should be left as nature intended!
There is no doubt that cheaper roofing materials are now available. These have a poorer ecological footprint and use artificial coatings to imitate the appearance of zinc for a certain time. However, in the long run, they will be recognised for the cheap solutions that they are.
For instance, when refurbishing the Flora building in Cologne, the decision was made to replace the roof with a real zinc roof, as in the refurbishment of many other listed buildings. Flora is the modern name for the glass palace built around 150 years ago that forms the centrepiece of the Cologne Botanical gardens.
The building was originally constructed in glass and iron. After its destruction in the Second World War, sufficient funds were not available to rebuild the building in its original form. Instead, the Flora was given a utilitarian tiled roof and was later used as a banqueting hall.
Thanks to the accurate and detailed refurbishment of this zinc roof, the Cologne Flora will be enjoyed by many generations to come. The Flora building will tower over the botanical gardens for another 150 years as a testimony to 19th-century history and culture.
At the end of the 1980s, RHEINZINK was the only manufacturer to develop the so-called pre-weathering process.
The zinc-typical patina in blue-grey or graphite-grey is already delivered ex-works, and thus replaces the natural process which often takes years.
The trick: During the pickling process, the natural surface properties are retained and the surface remains solderable.
Another excellent trait is the self-rectifying effect of the high-quality material; (assembly-related) scratches are levelled out during the natural patina formation.
Environmentally-friendly and maintenance-free, the prePATINA line, with its effective accents, is the perfect surface for a flawless building.