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VMZINC Launches New Facade Book
Highlighting Use Of Zinc In Exterior Building Structures
Leading Provider Of Zinc Products Launches New Book Showcasing Façade
Applications And Notable Project Examples
RALEIGH, N.C. – VMZINC® -US and Umicore Building Products, USA Inc. (http://www.vmzinc-us.com/), a leading specialist in innovative zinc products manufactured and sold by the Building Products Unit of Umicore, has launched its new VMZINC Façade book, showcasing the use of zinc in exterior building structures and projects. Through pictures, the façade book provides readers the ability to visualize what each application looks like as part of a building’s structure, and provides ideas for future architectural visions. The book helps readers understand the multiple functions of zinc façade by grouping different categories together to showcase the various ways in which zinc can be used. Each category has a distinct focus: creating emotion, designing integration, protecting the environment, preferring simplicity, playing on contrasts and daring to innovate, all of which implement VMZINC solutions. Additionally, the book demonstrates how VMZINC solutions integrate intelligently into different environments and how they can be elegantly combined with other traditional architectural materials such as wood, glass, terra cotta or concrete, on both new and renovated buildings.
Zinc is in high demand for architects and homeowners because of the way in which it works in harmony with wood, brick and stone, as well as its ability to adopt any shape or be bent if needed. Because zinc is not sensitive to corrosion, it has an exceptionally long life span as well as requires little to no maintenance or upkeep. In addition to being a very malleable building tool, zinc can be used for a range of construction layouts and is natural and recyclable. From its modest and refined origins in shades of grey, zinc has expanded its palette with a range of finely shaded colors that are able to be mixed on one façade, which allows architects to play on complementary or contrasted colors. Additionally, with the common goal of controlling environmental impact during construction and the entire life cycle of the completed building, zinc plays a strong role as it is a highly durable and 100 percent recyclable construction material.
Interested parties can receive the VMZINC Façade book, free of charge, by contacting a VMZINC representative, by contacting the VMZINC office at (919) 874-7173 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
QUOTES: “We are very excited about the launch of our new façade book,” said Daniel Nicely, managing director at VMZINC® -US and Umicore Building Products, USA Inc. “This book allows us to showcase the beautiful façade applications we have had the privilege to have a hand in throughout the world, and we believe this will be a very valuable tool for all of our customers who are looking for examples or inspiration of how designers, architects and builders can integrate zinc in their upcoming projects.”
NEW MEDIA CONTENT:
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VMZINC® Twitter page: https://twitter.com/vmzinc
VMZINC® YouTube Channel:
VMZINC® Pod Bean: http://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail?pid=151892
VMZINC® Podcast in iTunes:
VMZINC® ZincSense Blogs: www.zincsense.com http://zincsensenews.tumblr.com/archive
VMZINC® is the international brand name of rolled zinc products manufactured and sold by the Building Products Unit of Umicore. VMZINC®, a leader in the French and Belgian markets and established in 15 countries worldwide, offers an unparalleled range of roofing products and systems, façade cladding, rainwater systems and ornaments. With a large focus on customer satisfaction, VMZINC®’s products and services have become synonymous with high quality, innovation and environmentally sustainable design. As the first company to diversify its range of surface aspects, VMZINC® offers six unique shades of preweathered zinc, in addition to natural zinc. The company strongly identifies with the Umicore Group values of responsibility, performance and progress, and for more than 10 years, VMZINC® has been closely involved with Umicore initiatives to give its operations a sustainable development framework. For additional information, visit http://www.vmzinc-us.com/.
ABOUT UMICORE BUILDING PRODUCTS USA/VMZINC®: Umicore is a worldwide leading producer of architectural zinc under the brand name, VMZINC®. For more than 160 years, Umicore has provided innovative solutions for building owners, architects and contractors. Umicore has offices and representatives all over the world. In the United States, Umicore Building Products USA, Inc., is based in Raleigh, N.C. For additional information, visit http://www.vmzinc-us.com/.