Umicore Building Products USA
Dri-Design VMZINC cassettes create an unforgettable visual experience. QUARTZ-ZINC, ANTHRA-ZINC, and now the subtle shades of the PIGMENTO series make structures memorable by emulating colors found in nature and infusing a touch of refinement.
Dri-Design is an advanced and very sophisticated metal wall panel system….made simple.
Dri-Design's many features, which you would expect to be expensive, are made affordable thanks to the unique patented interlocking design and automated manufacturing process.
Dri-Design can be detailed as simply as installing over DuPont Commercial Grade Tyvek and plywood or designed as a sophisticated pressure equalized rain-screen with outboard insulation…your choice.
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|System Depth||1 ½” nominal|
|Material thickness||0.8mm, 1.0mm, 1.5mm|
|Reveal||5/8" – 1"|
|Weight||Less than 3 pounds per square foot|
|Panel Sizes||These are the recommended maximum size panels. If your project requirements exceed these dimensions, please contact a Dri-Design representative to discuss your specific needs.|
Characteristics of this technique:
- Fabricated by our partner Dri-Design
- Rectangular, horizontal and square orientation
- A clean, crisp look for the façade
- One of the most economical panels, thanks to its unique and fast installation
- Perforations and embossing possible on the panels
- "Shadow line" features panels with varying depths up to 3"
|No sealants, gaskets or butyl tape in the panel joints means not any dirty streaks or maintenance|
|Dri-Design panels are not laminated nor a composite – they will never delaminate|
|Sustainability: The fact is, composite or foam panels can’t match Dri-Design for its environmental footprint. Dri-Design is made with recycled content and is 100% recyclable|
|Fully tested to ASTM standards for air, water and structural performance|
|Tested to the latest AAMA 508-07 for pressure equalized rain screens that include passing a 15 pound water test|
|Unique interlocking panel design makes this system the fastest complete wall cladding system to install|
A substrate must be used behind the Dri-Design Wall Panel System. Options include: 5/8” plywood, DensGlass Gold® and exterior grade gypsum board.
Plywood will hold a fastener, however, if DensGlass Gold® or exterior grade gypsum board is utilized, a flat strap or hat girt is required.
We recommend stainless steel fasteners for use with neoprene or plastic washers.
Signs, Lighting, and Handrails/p>
Proper reinforcements must be installed behind the panels when attaching objects such as signs, lights and railings. DO NOT attach anything directly to the panels.
Due to human chemical makeup, fingerprints are quite visible on zinc. Gloves and long sleeve shirts should be worn during installation.
To remove fingerprints, we recommend cleaning the zinc immediately with a mineral oil. Not all mineral oils are compatible with zinc, so we suggest you only use oils approved for VM ZINC®.
Review www.vmzinc-us.com/Maintenance_Cleaning.aspx for further cleaning instructions.
If a scratch appears, the zinc will heal itself over time. For extremely deep scratches, the affected panel will likely require replacement.