Benefits of Zinc

We hear a lot these days about going green inside the home. But what about the greenhouse gases produced from the construction and maintenance of the buildings we reside in? For the green-conscious, zinc’s properties can ease this aspect of eco-guilt.

Zinc : a natural and essential element.

Zinc is an abundant mineral in nature, being found in water, air, soil and rocks. It is a natural component in the Earth’s crust,

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elZinc America Releases 2 New Finishes

elZinc Oliva® is a dark grey pre-weathered zinc with subtle green and blue hues. These contemporary tones create a guaranteed natural and balanced contrast with the surrounding environment. Subtle and sophisticated, elZinc Oliva enhances any building’s appearance with unique and personalized aesthetics.

Main Applications

  • Roofing and Cladding
  • Rainwater Systems
  • Interior Design

elZinc Lava® is a charcoal grey pre-weathered zinc. Its color sits perfectly among the other finishes in the elZinc range and allows a greyscale gradient design that can add liveliness to facades in a notably unique way.

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Project Spotlight – Camp Southern Ground

GRAMMY Award winning artist Zac Brown envisioned a facility to serve children ages 7-17 with an emphasis on those with special needs, learning and attention issues, social or emotional challenges, and those with family members serving in the military. Camp Southern Ground in Georgia encompasses nutrition, nature, music, arts, and leadership to help kids achieve excellence in all facets of their lives. We are proud to play a part in such a rewarding project.

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LEED Certification

Nowadays, sustainable design forms an integral part of architecture and often constitutes one of the principal aims of the design process.  Zinc has numerous qualities that help architects achieve this aim. For example, Zinc is a ‘living’ material. It protects itself by naturally developing a patina during the early stages of its life that guards against corrosion, and gives it self-healing properties making it extremely durable. Its life span can exceed 100 years (depending on the surrounding atmosphere).

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MetalTech-USA Names Spanish Zinc Producer, elZinc, as New Partner

MetalTech-USA is proud to announce their new partnership with elZinc, the third largest producer of rolled zinc worldwide.
elZinc is the commercial trade name of Asturiana de Laminados,located in Asturias, Spain.  This budding partnership will allow MetalTech to become a leading distributor of elZinc products nationwide bringing their customers the latest in zinc coil, sheet, and finished architectural products.
“A significant advantage to partnering with elZinc is the availability of color options and the agility of their mill to consistently develop their product range to keep pace with a market that’s always in flux,” saysNils Simonsen,  » Read more about: MetalTech-USA Names Spanish Zinc Producer, elZinc, as New Partner  »