Warranties and certificates

RHEINZINK certifications prove it is the best

Since the very beginning of production, RHEINZINK technicians have endeavoured to take the lead regarding quality in the area of construction zinc products. We achieved this aim several decades ago and it is still proven today by TÜV certification, amongst other things. This is backed up by our environment management and energy management concepts and the environmental production declarations in line with ISO 14025 type III and EN 15804 for the product lines. Today, RHEINZINK is highly appreciated in the industry for our active collaboration in standards committees, our role as standards setters for roofing technical regulations and as technical advisers for difficult solutions.

More than standard – QUALITIY ZINC

RHEINZINK far exceeds the quality criteria required by the DIN EN 988 standard. We are the only titanium zinc producer to be awarded the QUALITY ZINC mark due to our high quality standards. The company is voluntarily subject to TÜV Rheinland inspections in line with the strict QUALITY ZINC criteria. Unannounced external monitoring is carried out four times a year by TÜV Rheinland inspectors.

ISO environmental certifications

RHEINZINK's ecological commitment has been rated and certified by independent institutes.

We document our environmental action using several systems including the DIN ISO 14001 environmental management system, tested and certified by TÜV Rheinland, and moreover by introducing a certified energy management concept in line with DIN EN ISO 50001 . It is our intention to save energy and resources and to keep the environmental impact of our products as low as possible.

REACH regulation EC/1907/2006

  • RHEINZINK products are not subject to registration as stated in the REACH regulations as they are products and not substances. Therefore, the producer only has to register the ingredients as substances.
  • Our raw materials suppliers have already registered their substances that are controlled by the REACH regulation.

  • RHEINZINK products do not contain any SVHC substances in concentrations > 0.1% and are therefore not notifiable.

  • REACH certificate

IBU environment product declaration in line with ISO 14025 type III and EN 15804

The certification of buildings in line with sustainability criteria is gaining importance across the world. Various certification systems, such as DGNB or LEED or use verified product data from product-specific declarations in general databases to calculate the ecological footprint of buildings. We focus on transparency and real data. For this reason, we have environmental product declarations in line with ISO 14025 type III and EN 15804 for our product lines RHEINZINK-CLASSIC and RHEINZINK-prePATINA.

C2C Cradle to Cradle certificate

RHEINZINK has been certified in line with Cradle to Cradle criteria since 2009. The Cradle to Cradle concept is based on the philosophy that all materials and remnants can be transformed into new products without loss of quality. In this way, it covers the entire life cycle from material extraction to re-use. Contrary to the meaning of recycling, Cradle to Cradle is based on the principle that a material can regain its original values and be used to create a new product of at least the same value (upcycling) instead of being used for an application of lesser value (downcycling) or even just being dumped.

This targeted technical and biological cycle prevents both waste and environmental pollution.

Roofing and facade cladding were awarded Bronze status by the EPEA institute. All RHEINZINK roof and facade products including complete roof drainage systems from the RHEINZINK-CLASSIC and RHEINZINK-prePATINA product lines have been awarded Cradle to Cradle certification. The EPEA checks and reassesses our classification every two years. Certification in line with Cradle to Cradle criteria meets the requirement for environmentally compatible action within the RHEINZINK company.

Protection against electromagnetic smog

The Internationale Gesellschaft für Elektrosmogforschung(IGEF e.V. - international society for electromagnetic smog research) determined the shielding properties of RHEINZINK. The results: In a grounded state, over 99% of electromagnetic radiation is deflected. Biological measurements in humans have confirmed the technical measurements. They demonstrate a balancing effect on the heart, circulation and nervous system, especially in a grounded state. Physical relaxation is improved.