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[A] Top coat [B] Pre-treatment [C] Zincal®
[D] Zincal® [E] Pre-treatment

Optima®Affordable Colour
Coated Steel.

Inspired by the vibrant colours of Africa, Optima® is the
brand of choice for durable, cost effective, pre-painted
steel roofing. The paint system used on Optima®
provides optimal performance and is excellent value
for money.

Colour that takes whatever the climate throws at it.

Optima® is a single-coat painted steel product used in benign corrosive environments. It has been designed to offer the benefits of Aluminium-Zinc coating, with the added aesthetic of top quality colour coating technology. Optima® is produced by a unique process, whereby rolled steel is continuously hot-dipped into a patented alloy of 55% Aluminium, 43.5% Zinc and 1.5% Silicon.

This patented coating protects the steel in two ways:

1The enhanced paint formulation retains colour integrity and reduces dust retention

2The inherent strength of the steel also reduces the impact of hail and high winds, further reducing maintenance costs over the service life of the roof

recycled steel used to produce steel coil
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Steel: The

 most recycled

on earth.

Steels most valuable property is its ability to be recycled multiple times without any loss to its inherent qualities. On its journey of reincarnation from washing machines, cars and oil cans to ocean liners and railway tracks, steel saves precious raw materials and minimises energy consumption. With global recovery rates averaging more than 83%, steel is one of the most sustainable and environmentally important products produced today.

Did you know?

All steel created, even as long as up to 150 years ago, can be recycled into new products.
Steel is the most innovative, recyclable and sustainable material of the 21st century.

Optima® is available in a variety of vibrant colours.

Adding colour not only offers aesthetic appeal, but also increases solar reflection. Tests based on the colour spectrum have proven that lighter colours offer a higher reflectance in comparison to darker colours.

*Please note the colours represented may vary and may not be an exact match to the metal swatch. Certain colours are available in specialised paint systems such as Polyurethane and PVDF - terms and conditions apply.

Colorplus® Textured is available in three different colours:

Care and Storage

Keep material dry at all times.

If coil is to be stored, it must be stored in a cool, dry environment, with the protective packaging intact.

Projects more than 1 km from the ocean or 1 km from a highly industrial environment require a 6-monthly wash down. Projects less than 1 km from the ocean or 1 km from a highly industrial environment, and projects with auxiliary installations, require a 4-monthly wash down. All wash downs need to conform to our recommendations, as detailed in our Recommended Cleaning Procedures for Coated Steel Sheeting guidelines.
optima coated steel storage
Safal steel coil storage

ISO Quality System Testing

The successful implementation of the ISO quality system is at the core of our business. This ensures all processes are managed to ensure a consistent product is produced.


To ensure products sent to our customers are defect-free, we have trained quality inspectors who are present during our various production processes.

Longer Lasting Protection

The Aluminium coating component provides a tough physical barrier.

Last Up To 4 Times Longer

The Zinc in the coating provides sacrificial protection and also protects the steel at the cut edges. The superior corrosive property increases the life of the steel core up to four times longer than that of galvanized steel.

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