VMZINC Attributes

Zinc is among the most sustainable metals used in construction today and has been used on the roofs of Paris for almost 200 years.

Physical Properties of Titanium Zinc by VMZINC

7.18 t/m3

Thermal expansion coefficient (parallel to the rolling direction)0.022 mm/m/ºC

Melting Point420ºC

Recrystallization point300ºC

 Heat conductivity110 W/(mK)

 Electrical conductivity17 MS/m

 Danger of sparkingNon-sparking

Magnetic properties


Weights of Different Zinc Thicknesses

Thickness (MM)Weight (kg/m2)


All weights are calculated using a density of 7.18t/m3 or 1mm = 7.18 kg/m2


Alloy Composition (to EN 988)
To EN 1179 (with SHG 99.9995% purity)

Other elements making up the alloy are:

Copper0.08 – 1.0%
Titanium0.06 – 0.2%

≤ 0.015%

Zinc Sheet Tolerances (To EN988)
Width0 to +2mm
Length0 to +10mm
Flatness of Sheeting≤ 2mm (See additional omega rule below)

Omega rule for acceptable flatness of VMZINC sheets

The omega (ω) rule is expressed as: ω = 100 x h/l

where: ω = < 0.6

wave height is h = 2mm maximum

wave length is l (in mm)

Mechanical Properties (to EN 988)
0.2% proof strength, non-proportional extension
≥ 100 N/mm²
Tensile strength
≥ 150 N/mm²
Percentage total elongation at fracture
≥ 35%
Bending test at 20ºC
No cracks
Refolding after bending at 20ºC
No cracks

Formation of the natural patina

Zinc reacts with water to form zinc hydroxide; this then reacts with Co2 to form the stable compound zinc hydroxy carbonate. When zinc is exposed to too much water and not enough Co2 the stable grey patina will not form leaving the unstable zinc hydroxide which is commonly referred to as white rust. The amount of time required for formation of the patina from Natural zinc will depend on the exposure of the zinc to water. a low slope roof may only require 3 years whereas a protected soffit may require over 10 years exposure.

Surface Finishes

VMZINC is an elegant partner for many building materials. Available in 10 pre-weathered finishes as well as mill finish Natural Zinc. Highly flexible, malleable and durable. Zinc can be embossed, perforated and incorporate texture helping to create imaginative designs.

Environmental Product Declarations (EPD)

An Environmental Product Declaration is an internationally recognised document containing environmental information on a building product.