Zinc Composite Systems

Zinc Composite Systems


Zinc alloys are the ideal finish for metal composite material (MCM). Architectural Zinc is a soft, gently-textured cladding with a warm color and self-healing patina.

Our Zinc MCM systems capture its elegance of design and ease of application, making it an excellent choice for your building exterior.

Features and Benefits

Zinc has a stunning, imitable appearance which may be enhanced by clear-coat pigments such as blue, green, red, even black. Architectural zinc requires proper ventilation and full drainage, therefore we only install ZCM in modified rainscreens, fabricated to ensure all residual moisture is shed to the base of the system. The cladding deflects a majority of bulk water while protecting the inner leaf from condensation and thermal stress. When matched with a properly-integrated, UV-stable air barrier, a ZCM rainscreen meets even the most challenging designs. Capitalizing on the impressive performance and natural beauty of zinc, our systems deliver a sleek, flat look that manages thermal expansion and contraction, and virtually eliminates oil canning.

Please note - NOW Specialties stores all zinc composite materials and system components in our bonded warehouse, in the original packaging, until fabrication commences. We field-measure and shop-engineer our zinc composite panel systems as required to maintain the design intent and construction schedule. The material does not ship directly from the manufacturer to the job site.


For 4mm Alpolic ZCM (manufactured by Mitsubishi with VM Zinc sheet), or Reynobond ZCM (manufactured by Arconic, with Rheinzink sheet).