Aluzinc - 100% recyclable

SSAB/Aluzinc has a very low corrosion rate, on average a maximum of 0.2 μm - 20% of one micron per annum. Theoretically therefore Aluzinc, under normal environmental conditions has a useful life of more than 100 years - in real use SSAB/Aluzinc has been on test for more than 25 years in a severe marine environment at Dungeness Power Station with no red rust corrosion at any corner, edge or face.

The long useful life of Aluzinc, makes the total life cost of Aluzinc very low compared to other materials, including aluminium and stainless steel.

Being twice as hardwearing as conventional galvanised steel and given Aluzinc’s ‘self-healing’ properties SSAB/Aluzinc is truly a ‘long life - fit and forget’ product.

The surface will retain its light/heat reflecting ‘spangle’ appearance for many years slowly ‘dulling off ‘over time depending on atmospheric contaminants.

Aluzinc v’s Galvanised Steel

Long term test in both the USA and Europe have shown that Aluzinc has a useful life of 3 - 7 times that of hot-dip galvanized sheet steel – dependant on environment conditions, the harsher the conditions the better Aluzinc performs verses both conventional Galvanised steel and Aluminium sheet.

  • 3 times longer in a rural environment
  • 4 times longer in an urban environment
  • 4 times longer in a marine environment
  • 7 times longer in an industrial environment

SSAB/Aluzinc’s extremely long useful life is helping in the conservation of the world’s resources and reduction in energy consumption.

Half of all steel produced in the world consists of recycled steel.

SSAB/Aluzinc always contains recycled material and its-self is always 100% recyclable and can be made into exactly the same product again without loss of quality, the Aluminium/Zinc coating poses no problems in the re-cycling process.

Steel is also easy to repurpose and reuse, and emits less CO2 during its production than other common building materials like aluminum.

Many governments prohibit the use of non-ferrous metals like zinc and aluminium for buildings due to the risk of soil contamination when these metals are washed into the ground by rain.