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Creating the architecture of the future

Aluzinc® adds style and shine

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Aluzinc® is an eye-catching metallic coated steel produced by ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products at our mill in Dudelange (Luxembourg).

The unique spangled appearance of Aluzinc® gives buildings an exceptional and contemporary light-reflecting finish which will add beauty and elegance to any built environment.

Aluzinc® is a metallic coated steel composed of aluminium, zinc and silicon. It offers:

  • Excellent corrosion resistance, even in severe environments
  • A durable, natural, and spangled finish which will last for decades
  • Good response to perforation, corrugation, or transformation by roll forming
  • Energy savings due to its high heat reflectivity
  • Guarantees up to 25 years depending on the local environment.

From unique to remarkable facades

Aluzinc® Florelis has been specifically adapted for use on architectural facades. It has a more homogenous surface than Aluzinc® and is produced in one batch to ensure the spangle size is controlled.

Customers can emboss Aluzinc® with patterns to further differentiate a building. One such example is the Libourne Fire Station in France which utilises Aluzinc® Florelis panels embedded with a wave pattern. Designed by Atelier des Architectes Mazières and Agence Ragueneau et Roux, the facade's wave pattern reflects the purpose of the building.

Watch architect Jean-Marie Mazières explain why he chose Aluzinc® Florelis for the facade of the Libourne Fire Station

(for your comfort we have omitted the sound. To view the full video scroll down to the bottom of the article)

Certified for use across Europe

Aluzinc® has been certified for use in construction applications by several European countries including France, Germany, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

The shine of Aluzinc® can be protected with Easyfilm®, a chromium-free transparent organic coating. Placed on top of the metallic layer, Easyfilm® provides temporary corrosion protection during transportation and storage. The Easyfilm® also facilitates processing and protects the Aluzinc® surface from fingerprints during handling.

Adaptable for any project

Aluzinc® is easy to form, making it suitable for almost any architectural application. Two projects realised with ST® Lumière Aluzinc® panels are the facades of the Mazelle and Paixhans car parks in the French city of Metz. These unique panels allow light to penetrate the building during the day, and escape during the night – creating a landmark building which blends with the built environment but stands out at the same time.

Key benefits of Aluzinc®

  • Long-term corrosion protection
  • Natural metallic aesthetics
  • Good formability
  • High heat and light reflectivity with a modern finish
  • Controlled spangle size with Aluzinc® Florelis.

The Mazelle and Paixhans car parks in Metz were designed with perforated ST® Lumière Aluzinc® panels to allow light to penetrate during the day, and creating a warm and welcoming appearance at night (images courtesy Mariotti & Associés)

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