Teatro Municipal

Pictures of the Teatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro. The iron roof and the ornaments above the entrance have been treated with ZINGA. The theatre is a copy of the Opera in Paris. The lean-off roof above the box-office was heavily corroded and therefore very unsafe for the public. An inspection pointed out that the iron frame of the roof and the ornaments (the lion heads) consisted of a mixture of materials : galvanised steel, cast iron and soft iron. Here and there zinc rich paints had been applied. Everything that could possibly be removed, was brought to a work shop for welding, grit-blasting and zinganising. The rest was prepared and treated with ZINGA on site, on days of low relative humidity (< 80%). Once the whole structure was reinstalled, a chocolate brown silicone topcoat was applied on top of ZINGA.

Dorbras Railway Fixation Plates

The railway company Dorbras was looking for a solution for the oxidation on the metal plates that are used for the fixation of rails onto the crossbeams. In April 1999 approx. 45000 zinganised fixation plates were installed.

A layer of 80 μm ZINGA was applied with a spraying gun. These plates are constantly in contact with the concrete block at the end of each crossbeam and are slightly shaken each time a train passes on the tracks.

On 01/01/00 Zingametall received a certificate of delivery issued by the company Dorbras, stating that
these fixing plates show no trace of rust after a period of 8 months.