IMAGES. The manufacturer of zinc this year is celebrating its 180 years. Since its creation, the company of the Old Mountain was able to develop its products. Roger Baltus, director of communication and public relations of VMZINC, is returning to Batiactu on this story.
“VMZINC has created the Zinc industry“, is proud to tell us Roger Baltus, director of communication and public relations of VMZINC, but also passionate about the brand. A story that began 180 years and on which the head of the industrial returns for Batiactu. If already in Antiquity and the Middle Ages, chemists were at work on the zinc, it is necessary to expect the beginning of the 19th century, during the industrial revolution, for it to be produced on a large scale.
It all started when the Abbot and chemist Jean-Jacques Dony, developed the original process of refining between 1806 and 1810. It operates then quickly the rich deposit of zinc ore, at the place called the Altenberg (Vieille Montagne), near Aix-la – Chapelle. For the anecdote, the company that we know today under the name VMZINC was called the mining Company zinc Vieille Montagne, the name of the locality where it was mined. It was not until may 24, 1837, for the company to be created.
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