prePATINA LINE - Living Material
- Natural preweathered surfaces available in blue-grey and graphite-grey
- Natural material
- Develops a natural patina
- Durable with low to no maintenance
- 100% recyclable
- Resistance in different climates
- Break and frostproof
- Practice-orientated processing - easy to profile, malleable and bendable
- Extensive range of semi-finished products
- Extensive roof drainage range
- Applications relevant to roof, facade, roof drainage and architectural details
All RHEINZINK titanium zinc products exceed the requirements of EN 988 and are in accordance with the stringent TÜV Rheinland certified QUALITY ZINC criteria catalogue. The sheets and strips of the prePATINA Line are available in blue-grey and graphite-grey.
Only RHEINZINK has a special process in which the blue-grey or graphite-grey colour of the natural patina is achieved naturally in production. As the inventors, we did call this unique pickling process “pre-weathering“. Virtually imperceptible to the human eye, atmospheric influences over time create a natural protective patina over time that protects the product reliably.
When using the natural RHEINZINK-prePATINA Line surfaces in areas subject to a marine climate, white deposits may develop on the surface due to the salt in the atmosphere. These natural deposits integrate into the natural patina and because of the colour contrast, are more visible on the darker, RHEINZINK-prePATINA graphite-grey surface. This will not affect the function or expected service life of the material when used on facades, roofs or other cladded building components. The natural patina will appear lighter when used in locations where the air contains chlorides. When used in environments with higher sulphur levels, (e.g. industrial pollution), the patina may appear somewhat darker than usual.
On request, sheets and strips of RHEINZINK-prePATINA blue-grey and graphite-grey can be delivered with a protective plastic film. This product line includes the RHEINZINK roof drainage system as well as the RHEINZINK product range for roofing and façade cladding including specific service profiles.