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VMZINC® Launches New App for Android Devices

Leading Provider of Zinc Products Releases New VMZINC Mobile App to Android Devices

Raleigh, NC, May 30, 2013 --( VMZINC® (, a leading specialist in innovative zinc products manufactured and sold by the Building Products Unit of Umicore, has announced that the company has launched a new VMZINC app designed for the Android network. The app, which can be downloaded to any Android device, is extremely user-friendly and allows users to effortlessly browse the VMZINC product range, access and view panel specifications, as well as view technical information. Additionally, a unique product selector feature allows users to select specific characteristics that they are looking for in a zinc panel, including characteristics such as distinct size, color or texture. This product selector feature filters the attributes and shows panel types that meet the defined criteria based on the user’s needs and specifications.

An interactive geo-location tool allows app users to search and view VMZINC projects that are located within close proximity, and provides them with a physical address and a guide to the project. Additional features of the Android app include the ability to browse multiple project photos, an option for viewing documents in both PDF and Word format for all product specifications, 2D details in PDF and DWG format, and sales representative contact information by state.

The new Android app follows the successful launch of VMZINC’s iPhone app. To view or download the iPhone or Android app, visit and

“In this technology-driven day and age, it is more important than ever to effectively reach consumers,” said Daniel Nicely, managing director at VMZINC® -US and Umicore Building Products, USA Inc. “Our new mobile app, which is available to both iPhone and Android users, gives us the ability to display our products and projects where our clients are, as well as be in touch with the tools that architects are using on a daily basis. The mobile app has opened up an entire new world of engagement opportunities as all features can be used in the palm of the hand, from any location around the world.”

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About VMZINC®:
VMZINC® is the international brand name of rolled zinc products manufactured and sold by the Building Products Unit of Umicore. VMZINC®, a leader in the French and Belgian markets and established in 15 countries worldwide, offers an unparalleled range of roofing products and systems, façade cladding, rainwater systems and ornaments. With a large focus on customer satisfaction, VMZINC®’s products and services have become synonymous with high quality, innovation and environmentally sustainable design. As the first company to diversify its range of surface aspects, VMZINC® offers six unique shades of preweathered zinc, in addition to natural zinc. The company strongly identifies with the Umicore Group values of responsibility, performance and progress, and for more than 10 years, VMZINC® has been closely involved with Umicore initiatives to give its operations a sustainable development framework. For additional information, visit

About Umicore Building Products USA / VMZINC®:
Umicore is a worldwide leading producer of architectural zinc under the brand name, VMZINC®. For more than 160 years, Umicore has provided innovative solutions for building owners, architects and contractors. Umicore has offices and representatives all over the world. In the United States, Umicore Building Products USA, Inc., is based in Raleigh, N.C. For additional information, visit

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