GREENEVILLE, Tenn., June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Jarden Zinc will announce its newest line of products, the Zahner(R) series of patinated zinc, which will debut at a launch party prior to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention in Denver.

“We are looking forward to introducing the Zahner/Jarden collaboration. We are certain the combination of the science of our unique patinas with the beauty and endurance of zinc will make an industry impact ” said L. William Zahner, President and CEO of Zahner. “There will be a significant number of architects, owners, clients, interior designers and artists at AIA who are very interested in the unique offerings available to them via the Jarden Zinc and Zahner collaboration.”

Jarden Zinc is the exclusive zinc provider of Zahner custom patinas, an agreement that was reached earlier this year.

With the different Zahner patina options available, the natural Zinc panels we start with transform into not only creative design elements with beautiful textures, but panels with all the inherent functional attributes of Zinc,” said Tom Wennogle, President of Jarden Zinc. “We’re quickly becoming a first-choice design option.”

Patinas that will be displayed at the launch party include:

— Roano — a custom patina used on the distinctive Baja 600 Dome, Kansas
City, where each of the hatched panels is a slightly different look than
the adjacent one. Roano was first developed because the architect for the
Taubman Museum in Roanoke, VA wanted a facade that was derived from the
rich colors of the Blue Ridge Mountains, thereby showcasing the rich
colors and hues of the ever-changing mountain leaves.

— Hunter — A pre-weathered zinc surface used on the Hunter Museum of
American Art in Chattanooga, whose tonality closely resembles the
limestone surroundings. Hunter is also very much in view on the Art
Gallery of Alberta, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

A third, new patina will also debut at the party. The patina, a chocolate brown with flecks of yellow, it’s visually pleasing uniqueness is like no other patina produced before.

Discerning clients are motivated toward a natural patinated surface rather than painted or clear-coated surface. The Jarden/Zahner collaboration will make their visions a reality.

According to Zahner, “Patinated zinc extends the palette of zinc to architects and designers who want something that gives their projects a timeless signature look. It’s a way to promote superior design.”

The AIA convention is set for June 20-22; the Jarden Zinc and Zahner launch party will be June 19 at 7 p.m. at Coors Field. AIA attendees are invited to register for the launch party by visiting

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Zahner debuts new products at the AIA