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Vestis pre-coated aluminium paint composition

Pre-painted aluminium paint compositions

Vestis products are coated using a specialist polyester paint. When it comes to pre-painted aluminium, there are four coat application methods, each comprising of four main components. More than 90 per cent of pre-finished metals are made with liquid paint. The remaining 10 per cent use laminate film. Our range of pre-painted aluminium finishes, Vestis, from Mazzonetto, uses liquid paint. Wet coatings have four main components: Binders Solvents Pigments Additives Binders Binders characterises different paint methods. Often pre-coated aluminium and steel will be refereed to, or classified by its...

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Say “hello” to Vestis Black Graphite

Something big has landed. Say "hello" to Vestis Black Graphite; the cladding and roofing game changer. Vestis is our range of imported Italian pre-painted aluminium. The AMA collection offers Australian and New Zealand architects, builders, manufacturers and installers, unique metal finishes, unlike anything else in our market. Black Graphite launched towards the end of 2015. The past nine months has seen an incredible shift in specifications and end users product selection. Black Graphite is triumphing by offering a smooth matte black finish.  Where...

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An introduction to Zintek® zinc

Zintek® zinc, beauty, long life and authenticity. Zinc has been used in architectural applications since the 17th century. Today, zinc remains the most widely used, non-ferrous roofing and cladding material in Europe. Locally, as sheet metal cladding and roofing systems continue to gain popularity, zinc is fast becoming a favourite among architects, builders and homeowners. In 2012, Architectural Metals Australia (AMA) forged an official relationship with Zintek®; becoming their Australia and New Zealand distribution partner. Zintek® is a market leader in Italy, specialising in boutique zinc manufacturing. It...

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Pre-painted coil coating

The Coil Coating method is used to apply Vestis' high durability polyester reinforced finish. Coil Coating, is a continual, automated paint application process, commonly used on aluminium and steel. It's fast, reliable, and capable of creating exceptionally durable, colour accurate, construction products. Purpose-built machinery, operated in purpose-built facilities, completes the coating process. On average a standard paint line is capable of coating around 200 meters of coil per minute. Unique coil stitching technology allows for continual production; minimising downtime between different coils. Pre-painted treatments follow strict and controlled manufacturing processes...

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Natural copper vs Vestis Copper

To copper or to Vestis Copper? Material selection is personal and subjective. It's difficult to say one metal is clearly better or worse than another. When it comes to metal cladding and roofing, different materials will suit different applications. There are multiple variables to consider; such as overall design vision, personal taste, project location, cladding or roofing profile, adjacent materials, long-term building maintenance, and durability requirements. Architectural Metals Australia (AMA), focuses on offering better material options for specifiers, installers and end users. Mazzonetto's Vestis...

AMA Vestis fan-decks

Vestis fan-decks now available!

You want them, and we've got them! New Vestis fan-decks have arrived. A new shipment of Vestis samples and fan-decks has arrived. Each deck contains one swatch of Vestis Copper, Verde, Grigio and Black Graphite. In addition to our stocked range, samples include Testa DiMoro, RAL 7037, RAL 7016, RAL 9006, and wait for it ...

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Park Street House, Zintek®

Zintek®, the perfect architectural accent on Park Street.   Park Street, uses two different cladding metals to create an impressive and dynamic residential facade. Dark coated steel decorates the home's main structure and Architectural Metals Australia's (AMA) Zintek® zinc, completes the garage door. Both materials have been folded into an interlocking system, creating a sense of continuity across the design. Identical cladding profiles enhance the obvious colour contrast between Zintek® and the steel, while still allowing materials to compliment each other. In addition to light and dark...

Charman Road House

Charman Road House

Charming Charman Road Located in Melbourne's prestigious Bayside area, Charman Road encapsulates the modern Australian family home. Angular and interesting, the architectural facade uses contrasting materials to create a layered street view. The home's colour palette creatively pulls inspiration from the nearby beach; timber, render, white cladding panels and the upper level's copper box, mimic a sandy beach's golden sunset. The second storey copper metal cladding is undoubtedly the home's focal point. This feature was created with Architectural Metals Australia's (AMA) pre-painted Vestis Copper aluminium,...

Price Street Townhouses

Price Street Townhouses

Price Street townhouses, perfect suburban sophistication.   There's a certain level of truth to the old saying, "black is the new black". Dark and mysterious, black never goes out of fashion - making it an ideal architectural shade. Price Street, by David Watson Architects, uses Architectural Metals Australia's (AMA) Vestis Black Graphite, in a random pattern, interlocking cladding system. Black Graphite offers projects a durable, matte finish, unlike any other coated cladding material available in Australia and New Zealand. Flexible and easy to...

Eastern Road Townhouse

Eastern Road Townhouse

Eastern Road Townhouse, the power of detail.   Located in Melbourne's historic suburb of South Melbourne, Eastern Road masterfully present a contemporary facade, with aspects of traditional Victorian residential design. The overall shape of the home symbolically reflects Melbourne's iconic terrace houses; while material specification and architectural details communicate modern style. Black zinc, in a standing seam cladding system covers most of the structure. Architectural Metals Australia's (AMA) Zintek® zinc forms feature beams, highlighting the balcony. The two zinc surfaces compliment each other perfectly...