sustainable materials directory
Galvanization is a finishing process for steel. The material is dipped in molten zinc, creating a protective skin over raw metal that would otherwise corrode due to atmospheric conditions. The corrosion of zinc is very slow + offers outstanding resistance to corrosion.
Powder coating is a thermoplastic polymenr in the form of free-flowing dry powder. it is applied electrostatically before a heat curing process.
metalco uses AISI 304 or 304L stainless steel. Type 304's composition is 18% chromium + 8% nickel. Type 304L is the extra-low carbon version of 304, with greater corrosion resistance. Electropolishing is an electrochemical process used to polish, passivate + deburr the metal.
Corten steel, also known as weathering steel, is made from a group of steel alloys that eliminate the need for painting + develops a rust-like appearance when exposed to the elements. Using Metalco's anti-washout treatment is recommended to prevent lead-oxide transfer + staining of pavers, walls + surrounding materials.
To achieve the best protection against corrosion, all components made of aluminium are pre-treated and passivated prior to powder coating.
Pietre di Marmo is a mixture of reconstituted granite or marble stone mixed with a specialized polyester resin, combining the strength + durability of composite materials with the beauty of natural stone.
UHPC is a revolutionary product made of a mixture of ultra high performance reinforced concrete fiber with organic plastics. This material is extremely malleable in liquid form, allowing freedom in design. UHPC has exceptional technical + structural performance + durability.
Metalco uses only responsibly forested hardwoods (angelim armogoso, okume'+ iroko). Many of their new collections are made with larch, a sustainably-grown wood similar in color to pine. A wood plastic composite material is available with the Harris seating + Harris Isola products only.
Okume is a soft hard wood from Africa. It can be steamed + bent into sculptural shapes as seen Metalco's sedis torsion + moonstone seats. Okume' is generally used in veneer form.
Larch is a durable + decay-resistant wood that is sustainably grown for Metalco products in central Europe. You will find larch as an option on many of Metalco's new products.