Custom Preweathered Zinc Patina
Hunter Zinc is a zinc sheet metal material with a custom patina developed by Zahner. The surface serves as an enduring alternative to painted surfaces.
Patina systems developed by Zahner are a direct result of twenty years of research and development with Zinc patination. The development of stable patina on Zinc requires a strong background in science, and an understanding of chemical compounds, various climates, and their atmospheric and local conditions.
Zahner runs an EPA certified facility for the production of patinas on zinc, copper, and weathering steel. One of the significant hurdles for producing zinc sheet metal with custom patinas is meeting the high standards for waste management and sustainability.
One of many custom patinas in development at Zahner, the first large-scale project to use the surface was the eponymous Hunter Museum in Chattanooga,TN for Architect Randall Stout Architects. The same patina was used on the Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada.