Patterned metal sheets


Patterned metal sheets – also known in Austria as “structure metal sheets”, “design metal sheets” or “architectural metal sheets” – offer numerous design possibilities. Patterned surfaces undergo a double-sided cold rolling process in stainless steel and other metals, in sheet or strip form. Thereafter the metal sheets are straightened. The different types of rolling create individual surface structures and a modern look. Available in new colours that are very resistant and durable due to their robust design. The Bergisel ski jump, designed by the architect Zaha Hadid is a prominent example of the use of stainless-steel metal sheets. The high-quality stainless steel metal sheets also display impressive inner values. The good gliding properties accelerate industrial production processes, e.g. for transportation in the food sector.


Metal has been used as a raw material since the beginning of civilization. Its characteristics, including deformability, electric conductivity, thermal conductivity and its characteristic glimmer make metal a popular material in architecture, industry and trade. There has been a very positive trend in the creation of façades with metal elements for a number of years.

Stamped, patterned, coloured or interwoven, metal sheets and wires made of metal have one thing in common: due to the multitude of possible applications, they are popular in modern façade technology. Design and profitability factors are some of their benefits versus classic façades made of glass, wood or plastic. Another factor in their favour: on sunny days residents benefit from the robust metal façades’ shading function. While they were considered a niche product in the past, metal has turned into a popular material with design character over the last few years.

Thomas Haeusler, Managing Director at Pro-Metall GmbH says: “Metal façades have experienced a positive development over the last 10 years and are immensely popular as a design element. ProMetall made a significant contribution to expanding the Austrian market and accelerated the use of metal façades. These days, you can‘t imagine façade design without metal.”

The desire for individuality plays a significant role in façade design. Architects, in particular, respond to the special effects and advantages and successfully use them to plan exteriors. Planners and developers agree that structure, colour and dimensionality ensure that all their design expectations are met. Due to its structure, metal is deformable yet robust and able to meet individual requirements. Façades made of metal can also be recycled which helps preserve resources.

Exterior and interior design, e.g. elevators, façades, doors, pillar / column cladding, lighting industry, transportation in the food sector, paper goods, packaging, sun protection.

  • Sophisticated and modern look as a result of distinctive designs
  • Smooth look as a result of the special reflection of light
  • Robustness due to the special cold rolling technique: no denting or scratching, resistant to dirt and difficult to label or mark (vandalism!)
  • Extremely durable with low maintenance costs
  • Improved sliding as a result of low frictional resistance, accelerates production
  • Heat insulation and management
  • Higher torsional and flexural rigidity allow production of very thin metal sheets, therefore reducing weight
  • Improves light reflection and reduces light irritations (lighting industry)

In Austria, patterned metal sheets are known as “structure metal sheets”, “design metal sheets” or “architectural metal sheets”.

In addition to functionality, these stainless-steel metal sheets offer numerous design possibilities. The different types of rolling create individual surface structures and a modern look.

Patterned, coloured stainless steel metal sheets are suitable for a wide variety of applications. The stable and durable metal sheets are used for exteriors and interiors such as e.g. elevators, façades, doors, pillar / column cladding, transportation and in the lighting industry.

The high-quality stainless steel metal sheets also display impressive inner values. A special cold-rolling process ensures that the metals are extremely robust which protects them against bending and scratching. They are also difficult to label or mark and thus help prevent vandalism.

They also benefit from low maintenance costs. In the lighting industry, they are popular because they improve light reflection and reduce light irritation.

Structures, colours, and combinations thereof, robust and durable, no bending or scratching, difficult to label or mark (vandalism).