Real sustainability with excellent eco balance

RHEINZINK has a proven track record of excellent environmental performance. With our sustainability strategy, we are constantly working to further increase the share of renewable energies, reduce consumption and contribute to the reduction of CO2

With prePATINA ECO ZINC, RHEINZINK now offers the most sustainable Architectural zinc in the world. We procure the material from Scandinavia, where it is produced with 50% less CO2 from real renewable energies, third-party certified.


RHEINZINK makes the difference

The primary energy content of a product indicates how much energy is needed to produce it - from the raw material production to manufacturing to transport. RHEINZINK's Environmental Product Declarations (EPS's) follow internationally recognized standards to support material transparency.  Reflecting our contribution to CO2 reduction, RHEINZINK requires very little manufacturing energy to manufacture its products. With only 4.9 kWh for the production of 1kg of Architectural zinc from RHEINZINK in the highest finishing stage, RHEINZINK requires significantly less energy than manufacturers of comparable architectural zinc. Our contribution to CO2 reduction.

Not a supply-critical
raw material

Zinc ore, the raw material from which our process starts, can be mined in many parts of the world. It is not a supply-critical raw material, as the European Commission explicitly emphasizes.

Another path to CO2
short distances

We obtain more than 90% of our raw zinc from Europe, largely from Scandinavia. This is also where the use of renewable energies is by far the most advanced. Our two production sites are also located in the middle of Europe – in Germany and France. The short transport routes are an important component in reducing CO2.

392°F less for a better energy balance

RHEINZINK's material is melted, cast, rolled and wound into coils of different thicknesses in a single operation. In the process, we make use of its natural, low melting point because less heat input also means less energy input.

The most sustainable architectural zinc in the world

prePATINA becomes prePATINA ECO ZINC with 50% less CO2

50% less CO2 emissions – with prePATINA ECO ZINC, we are taking a big step forward in the reduction of CO2 in the construction industry. Compared with other architectural metals, RHEINZINK's architectural-grade zinc requires very little energy to manufacture.  With prePATINA ECO ZINC, we are taking the next step in our sustainability strategy towards decarbonized production. As a measure to reduce CO2, it is the first product for which we use only raw materials that were produced with verified renewable energies.