RHEINZINK is the world’s leading manufacturer of titanium zinc products, founded by the Grillo and Stolberger Zinc companies together with Vereinigte Deutsche Metallwerke in 1966, the company boasts an international presence with subsidiaries and offices in 30 countries on five continents and a workforce of more than 700 people.
For over 45 years the RHEINZINK Group has produced top-quality titanium zinc at its Datteln site in Germany offering various different surface qualities for applications in roofing, roof dormers, facade cladding and roof drainage systems. RHEINZINK titanium zinc is very popular as a modern and natural material that offers wide scope for design. Many internationally famed architects such as Daniel Libeskind, Frank O. Gehry or Zaha Hadid have been inspired by this material and appreciate its benefits.
Innovation as a guiding principle
On a worldwide scale RHEINZINK is the Number One in manufacturing titanium zinc. When talking about titanium zinc everyone in the market is thinking about the quality standards that RHEINZINK has set. It was about 45 years ago that RHEINZINK, as Europe's first manufacturer of zinc for use as a building material, replaced the traditional pack-rolling process with a brand-new technology, the wide-strip casting and rolling mill. Since then the innovation driver of this industrial sector has set several benchmarks by own developments like e. g. the pre-weathering technique by a unique patented pickling process, innovative roofing and facade systems.
Protecting the climate with a sustainable product
There are not many other materials with such a favourable environmental life cycle assessment as RHEINZINK: The amount of energy required to obtain and process zinc is extremely low. Emissions are kept to a minimum thanks to state-of-the-art production facilities. RHEINZINK products can be recycled 100%: Nowadays a third of every RHEINZINK product is made up of recycled zinc once used for construction. Following comprehensive evaluation of its entire life cycle the material RHEINZINK was certified as an environmentally friendly building product by the independent organisation Institute Construction and Environment (Institut Bauen und Umwelt e.V.- IBU) in 1999. Furthermore RHEINZINK is certified by BREEAM and LEED.
Versatility – appreciated by architects all over the world
International architects opt for RHEINZINK to give perfect expression to their designs. For them the great attraction of RHEINZINK as a material is the enormous variety it offers: From avant-garde to more traditional – roofs and facades made of RHEINZINK always represent a high-quality functional solution that won't date. Further enhanced by a wide range of accessories: Whether cladding for dormers, gables or chimneys, verges, soffits or garage doors, RHEINZINK accessories will blend in with any architectural style and materials – they are guaranteed to be the highlight of every building.