VMZINC

The use of zinc in ancient times has been proven with the discovery of jewellery and funeral urns in Greece and Egypt.

Ever since the 18th century, after developing an original production process, an imperial decree was granted to Jean-Jacques Dony to mine the zinc ore deposit at La Vieille Montagne, near Liège, in Belgium. The Société des Mines et Fonderies de Zinc de la Vieille Montagne was created in 1837.

  • 1853: La Compagnie royale asturienne des mines were founded.
  • 1922: First electrolysis in Viviez.
  • 1975: Continuous casting in Auby.
  • 1978: Vieille Montagne develops and sells ANTHRA-ZINC, first matt black pre-weathered zinc.
  • 1980: Development of the line of roofing and cladding systems and additional services provided.
  • 1987: La Compagnie royale asturienne des mines and la société Vieille Montagne merge to become Vieille Montagne France.
  • 1993: Vieille Montagne France joins the Union Minière group and creates the brand name VMZINC.
  • 1994: launch of a new light grey preweathered product: QUARTZ-ZINC.
  • 1996: VMZINC PLUS for warm roof applications.
  • 2001: Union Minière group becomes Umicore group.
  • 2005: launch of the PIGMENTO line of coloured preweathered products.
  • 2011: Liverpool Central Library the zinc roof, installed in 1879, is recyled and replaced with VMZ QUARTZ-ZINC-PLUS.
  • 2017: VMZINC is acquired by the Fedrus International group.

Diversity of finishes surface aspect

VMZINC is building the future with an unsurpassed variety of zinc colours for innovative architectural visions. VMZINC building products are highly flexible, malleable and durable. They are available in eight distinctive surface aspects. An elegant partner for many building materials. Zinc can be embossed, perforated and incorporate texture helping to create imaginative designs.

In order to ensure that the envelope of your building or renovation project meets your specifications, VMZINC offers a variety of surface aspects;

  • NATURAL ZINC BY VMZINC
  • QUARTZ-ZINC
  • ANTHRA-ZINC
  • PIGMENTO LICHEN GREEN
  • PIGMENTO AUTUMN RED
  • PIGMENTO ASH BLUE
  • PIGMENTO BROWN
  • AZENGAR

ANTHRA-ZINC VMZINC Roofing Glasgow

ANTHRA-ZINC VMZINC

With its dark velvety characteristics, ANTHRA-ZINC® offers a unique stone-like finish that is capable of blending with various materials.

PIGMENTO by VMZINC Roofing Glasgow

PIGMENTO by VMZINC

PIGMENTO uses modern pigment technology and showcases the naturally grained texture of pre-weathered zinc.

QUARTZ-ZINC VMZINC Roofing Glasgow

QUARTZ-ZINC

Recommended in situations where natural patina may not form consistently or evenly, QUARTZ-ZINC is pre-weathered.

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