QUARTZ-ZINC offers a similar appearance as the natural patina developed over time by the Natural Zinc.
QUARTZ-ZINC is obtained by immersing natural zinc in a solution which modifies the crystalline structure of the surface of the metal at a thickness of approximately one micron. This treatment is a durable chemical conversion of the surface structure of the metal. This is not a finish but a genuine, long-lasting treatment of the surface.
The velvet grey tones of QUARTZ-ZINC and its structural flexibility bring out the character of a building from the outset. Its natural-looking colour blends well with other existing construction materials.
The resulting subtle, yet intricately textured matte-grey color allows QUARTZ-ZINC to either stand out on its own, or to blend in with other natural materials such as stone, wood, terracotta, or slates.
As with Natural Zinc, based on the type of installation, surface exposure to weather, and geographical conditions, QUARTZ-ZINC can naturally develop a patina that may gradually and slightly darken the zinc’s surface over time. This patina enforces zinc’s long-lasting reputation by ensuring low-maintenance durability while protecting the material’s surface from environmental forces.
While white marks can occasionally appear on zinc surfaces that are unexposed to rain or are not regularly rinsed, such superficial marks do not reduce the material’s lifespan.
If the natural patina process of Natural Zinc does not sync with your schedule, get QUARTZ-ZINC.
All QUARTZ-ZINC materials are delivered with a removable protective film to minimize fingerprints, scratches, and contamination.