Zincalume Australian made

ZINCALUME® steel is one of the finest steels in terms of flexibility and cost. It can be used in both ultra-modern and conventional architecture to construct any design of your choice.

This steel comes in both sheet and coil form and BlueScope Sheet Metal Supplies has been catering to the needs of designers and constructors for many years by providing them with top-notch ZINCALUME® steel.

The reason for its high demand is due to the durability, flexibility, resilience, and sustainability that it brings to the table. Apart from that, this steel also has galvanic protection, so expect superior toughness from it.

Another prominent feature found in this steel is the implementation of Activate™ technology that makes it corrosion proof, scratch proof, and stronger. Hence, one doesn’t have to be concerned about it getting scratched or rusted.

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Testing Of ZINCALUME® steel

What sets ZINCALUME® steel apart from many other kinds of steel is its consistency and improvement over the years. Continuous research and improvements over the last seventeen years have made it more reliable, durable, and flexible.

In the last seventeen years, around 5000 ZINCALUME® steel panels have been tested in the real world environment. Moreover, 50 building sites and 5 test structures have also been tested in real environments, including the marine environment.

The outcome of all the tests concluded that this steel is indeed one of the toughest options available at BlueScope Sheet Metal Supplies, which is why it is the first choice for many users.

What Makes ZINCALUME® steel Special?

It is highly durable and can be folded, bent, stamped, crimped or punched as per requirements. This kind of flexibility is offered by very few options.

The steel comes with a resin-coated surface. This eliminates the need to apply lubricants. Hence, it is much easier to handle and work with. Moreover, the surface is smooth enough for painting as well.

ZINCALUME® steel From BlueScope Sheet Metal Supplies

ZINCALUME® AM125 can only be found at BlueScope companies. Our brandmark on the steel implies that the steel meets AS1397 and also fulfils BCA (Building Code of Australia) requirements.

What Is ZINCALUME® steel Made Of?

This steel is a blend of many elements but the main components are zinc and aluminium. In fact, it contains 80% aluminium in terms of volume.

Here’s the division in terms of weight:

  • 55% aluminium
  • 43.4% zinc
  • 1.6% silicon

ZINCALUME® steel has been marked as a highly rated roofing product by The Cool Roof Rating Council and is considered safe to use.

Types Of ZINCALUME® steel

The two most popular kinds of ZINCALUME® steel that you can get from BlueScope Sheet Metal Supplies are ZINCALUME® Steel AZ150 and ZINCALUME® Steel AM125.

Both the options are galvanised as they are zinc coated. However, AM125 is much more sustainable and stronger in every aspect.

AZ150 contains 55% aluminium, 43.4% zinc and 1.6% silicon.

On the other hand, AM125 has an additional 2% magnesium to this chemical mix to offer more strength and durability.

Activate™ Technology On ZINCALUME® steel

ZINCALUME® Steel is made more corrosion resistant with the help of BlueScope’s Activate™ technology. It’s a process that involves coating two layers of magnesium on the steel to provide protection from corrosion.

According to research, 2% magnesium added to ZINCALUME® Steel provides the right level of corrosion integrity and performance. It is because of this technology that ZINCALUME® Steel can last for years to come.

It can, in fact, last four times longer than conventional galvanised steel products. Moreover, it comes with a 36-year warranty as well.

ZINCALUME® steel – AM125’s Lowered Environmental Impact

While both options are good, AM125 exceeds in all 18 categories of LCA (Life Cycle Assessment).

AM125 has less fossil and metal depletion and has less toxicity as well compared to AZ150. Therefore, it is a much more environmentally sustainable option to choose.

Other than that, AM125 has a 10% to 15% smaller footprint, which makes it more convenient than AZ150.

ZINCALUME® steel Applications

It is used in a wide variety of application such as:

  • Wall panels
  • Roofing panels
  • Metal building structures
  • Metal tiles

Benefits Of ZINCALUME® steel

  • 4 times longer lifespan than galvanised steel
  • A thermal efficient roofing steel
  • Coated with Activate™ technology for extra protection
  • Easy fastening
  • Resistance from the impact inflicted by hail
  • Design flexibility
  • Extra durable
  • Easy to maintain

Next Generation ZINCALUME® steel In A Nutshell

A research conducted by the LCA determined that AM125 is a better option than AZ150.

AM125 offers a 17% to 20% reductions in toxicity, metal and fossil depletion. Moreover, the same study stated that this steel has 10% to 25% reductions in 18 categories that were assessed in both the steels. It was also revealed that AM125 has a much longer lifespan.

According to experts, these two factors are of huge importance when choosing steel as they play a vital role in making a structure durable. ZINCALUME® wins in this regard as it’s highly reliable and has superior protection thanks to the latest technology.

Using ZINCALUME® AM125 steel guarantees amazing performance and durability for years to come; therefore, designers, developers, and construction companies should go for it.

AM125 is not only environmentally friendly but is also recyclable. In addition to this, it’s also safe for different environments, especially when it comes to freshwater eutrophication. Since there is a very little amount of zinc in this steel, there is no risk to the aquatic life.

The bottom line is that the introduction of ZINCALUME® AM125 steel will be a huge breakthrough in the environmental sector. It’s designed to improve the environmental conditions by reducing toxicity.

About BlueScope Sheet Metal Supplies

BlueScope Sheet Metal Supplies is one of the leading steel providing companies in Australia. We cater to the needs of designers, developers, and construction companies, and work hard to produce the best quality of steel.

We take immense pride in saying that all our steel products speak of quality, durability, and flexibility. Moreover, they all meet the Australian standards of steel making and this makes our products the safest to use.

We not only provide our customers with quality products but with support, training, and advice as well. Get in touch with us today to find out more.

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DATA SHEETS

NEXT GENERATION ZINCALUME® STEEL WITH ACTIVATE® TECHNOLOGY PRODUCT RELEASE GUIDE
NEXT GENERATION ZINCALUME® STEEL WITH ACTIVATE® SUSTAINABILITY FACT SHEET
CORROSION TECHNICAL BULLETIN CTB 06 – ALUMINIUM ZINC COATING ON STEEL
CORROSION TECHNICAL BULLETIN CTB 08 – BUILDING APPLICATIONS
CORROSION TECHNICAL BULLETIN CTB 10 – ROOF PENETRATIONS
CORROSION TECHNICAL BULLETIN CTB 17 – FOLLOWING TRADES
CORROSION TECHNICAL BULLETIN CTB 18 – PAINTING LEAD FLASHING
CORROSION TECHNICAL BULLETIN CTB 19 – ROOF PROFILE CLOSURES
CORROSION TECHNICAL BULLETIN CTB 20 – PERFORATED COATED STEEL
CORROSION TECHNICAL BULLETIN CTB 23 – CONCRETE DECKING
CORROSION TECHNICAL BULLETIN CTB 24 – FERTILISER MANUFACTURING AND STORAGE BUILDINGS
CORROSION TECHNICAL BULLETIN CTB 25 – RAINWATER CATCHMENT
TECHNICAL BULLETIN TB 02 – OVERPAINTING & RESTORATION OF EXTERIOR BLUESCOPE STEEL PRODUCTS
TECHNICAL BULLETIN TB 03 – AQUAPLATE® STEEL FOR WATER TANKS
TECHNICAL BULLETIN TB 04 – MAINTENANCE OF COLORBOND® STEEL AND ZINCALUME® STEEL
TECHNICAL BULLETIN TB 05 – SWARF STAINING OF STEEL PROFILES
TECHNICAL BULLETIN TB 10 – CUT EDGE AND BEND PROTECTION OF NEXT GENERATION ZINCALUME®
TECHNICAL BULLETIN TB 13 – GENERAL GUIDE TO GOOD PRACTICES IN THE USE OF STEEL ROOFING AND WALLING PRODUCTS
CORROSION TECHNICAL BULLETIN CTB 18 – PAINTING LEAD TECHNICAL BULLETIN TB 18 – GUIDE TO GOOD PRACTICE – PROCESSING AND APPLICATION OF ZINCALUME® STEEL AND TRUECORE® STEEL
TECHNICAL BULLETIN TB 33 – ZINCALUME® STEEL AND ZINC COATED STEEL IN HIGH TEMPERATURE APPLICATIONS AND FOOD CONTACT
TECHNICAL BULLETIN TB 36 – GUIDE TO GOOD PRACTICE STEEL ROOFING AND PHOTOVOLTAIC PANELS
TECHNICAL BULLETIN TB 01B – STEEL WALLING PRODUCTS – SELECTION GUIDE
COMPLIANCE SPECIFICATION
TECHNICAL BULLETIN TB 01A – STEEL ROOFING PRODUCTS – SELECTION GUIDE