Zinc in relation with timber
A low or non-acid solid, natural and non treated timber deck, that is, with a pH of between 5 and 7 is compatible with zinc and can be used as a direct support.
Zinc in relation with other metals
Contact between zinc and other metals must take into account the electro-chemical reactions caused by a difference in electrical potential between the surfaces of the metals. Therefore a certain number of contacts are acceptable whilst others must be avoided.
|Compatible timber||Incompatible timber|
|Compatible metals||Incompatible metals|
|Aluminium||Steel (Non galvanised)|
|Table of glues and mastics|
|Compatible products *||Incompatible products *|
|Non-acetic silicones||Acid epoxides|
|MS Polymers||Ureas / melanin / phenol-formaldehyde (wood or panel gluing)|
|Acrylics (depending on the reagent used)|
* always refer to the manufacturer's notice
|Table of wood treatment products *|
|Type of treatment||Components||Compatibility with VMZINC *||Class|
|Non-fixing metal salts||Single component salts used in water (fluorine, boron or copper)||NO||C1|
|Metal fixing salts||Complex metal salts containing chromium to fix the active metals (CCA, CCB)||Study in progress (consult manufacturer)||C1 to C5|
|Organic products||Contain oil solvents||YES||C1 to C3|
|Emulsions||Use water as a vehicle combined with non-hydrosoluble synthetic substances||YES||C1 to C2|
|Mixed products||Combined metal compounds (copper and boron) with synthetic molecules||To be determined (consult manufacturer)||C1 to C4|
|Creosote||Compound of active substances produced from hard coal distillation||To be determined (consult manufacturer)||C4|
* always refer to the manufacturer's notice for product use
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