Alstone, VMZINC unite to redefine cladding industry

November 24, 2022 Company News0

Announce “Sustainable Growth Partnership” To Make Zinc Composite Panels, Zinc Honeycomb Panels

Alliance provides a wide range of products for exterior cladding with FR-grade safety standards for commercial, institutional, and residential requirements

Alstone, one of India’s leading manufacturers of high-pressure laminate (HPL) and fire-rated Aluminum Composite Panel (ACP), joined hands with VMZINC, France, the world’s largest zinc titanium rolled products and finished goods manufacturer in a recent event held in Delhi.
The two conglomerates announced a “sustainable growth partnership” to manufacture zinc composite panels and zinc honeycomb panels, which eventually becomes one of the biggest initiatives towards green metal being used in the Indian cladding industry.
Zinc as a metal is eco-friendly due to its recyclability, longer life, and self-healing properties yet providing a beautiful aesthetician effect due to its naturally ever-changing appearance.
This alliance provides a wide range of products for exterior cladding with FR-grade safety standards for commercial, institutional, and residential requirements while taking care of the aesthetician effect.

It will combine Alstone’s world-class metal composite panel manufacturing expertise with VMZINC’s extensive access to the zinc value chain. The combination will create the largest and most credible partner for building material sectors and an ecosystem that embraces architects, urban planners, and city planners that are seeking a role in accelerating the longer-lasting building and cladding infrastructure sector. It will meet the enormous demand from governments, corporations, and investors and ensure adequate and long-term aesthetics and functionality in the metal composite sector – for all times ahead.
The event comprised a crosssection of the premier and most reputed architects from the country – who were avid participants in an animated panel discussion on fireretardant materials and zinc and sustainability in the building and construction sector and the notable role of zinc in such materials.
The highlight of the evening was the stunning product launch of Alstone Zinc honeycomb panels and Alstone Zinc Composite Panels – which was the cynosure of the entire gathering, including the press and electronic and digital media.
Speaking on the collaboration, Mr Sumit Gupta, Managing Director, Alstone, said, “We are proud to have collaborated with VMZINC- one of the world’s leading Zinc titanium players, and join hands to lead this initiative. This alliance will not only offer revolutionary cladding products to Indian consumers but also will take care of the environment and sustainable future.”
“We understand participants at various climate conferences globally – including India have declared their intention to decrease the carbon footprint globally, and it is a great responsibility for us to lead such an initiative,” he added.

“We have been early backers of the renewables building material market, and in terms of capacity enhancement – all along and it is clear to us that zinc is going to take a similar trajectory,” Gupta said.
“This collaborative partnership is exactly in line with how Alstone has operated so far. We are confident that the partnership will be able to play a leading role in accelerating the building and cladding scale-up needed to decarbonize our economies. And most importantly – lending a hand to renewable and recyclable building materials and going the extra mile in the process of nation building,” he noted.

Commenting on the alliance, Ms Judith Juando Ribe of VMZINC said, “As Alstone is a trusted brand in the market for the last 20 years, we are building upon the equity that our customers have come to expect from us – building upon the legacy of Zinc from VMZINC and Alstone’s metal composite expertise and quality – will work wonders in the Indian, regional and global market, in the times ahead. We are truly invested in this partnership and confident of doing well.”
Mr Sumit Sahay, General Manager of VMZINC, said, “Together with Alstone, and the ambitious backing of VMZINC’s zinc sheet metal excellence, global reach and networks, we are well-placed to do this, combining a unique skill set and track record. With strong industrial expertise at its core, the joint venture will have a unique capacity to scale up the manufacture of zinc honeycomb and zinc composite panels.”

About the company
Alstone is a leading manufacturer of high-pressure laminate, firerated composite panels, aluminum honeycomb panels, and louvers in India. It was established in 2004 and has its manufacturing unit near Dehradun.

Lalit Midha

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