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Dri-Design Cassettes

What are Dri-Design Cassettes?

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 VMZINC
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.

Surface colors: QUARTZ-ZINC / ANTHRA-ZINC / Natural Zinc by VMZINC 

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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"
Key Advantages:
Discrete No sealants, gaskets or butyl tape in the panel joints means not any dirty streaks or maintenance
Technicité Dri-Design panels are not laminated nor a composite – they will never delaminate
Discrete 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
Simplicité de pose Fully tested to ASTM standards for air, water and structural performance
Technicité Tested to the latest AAMA 508-07 for pressure equalized rain screens that include passing a 15 pound water test
Simplicité de pose Unique interlocking panel design makes this system the fastest complete wall cladding system to install
Simplicité de pose Flashings included

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.

Weather Barriers

A weather barrier is required for all Dri-Design installations. Your specific design details will determine if the barrier should be breathable or not. Please call us at 616-355-2970 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions regarding your specific project.



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®. 

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If a scratch appears, the zinc will heal itself over time. For extremely deep scratches, the affected panel will likely require replacement.



For more information, please contact VMZINC.