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Zinc Usage

  Uses of Zinc

  • After Copper, Aluminum & Iron, Zinc is the most commonly used metal by industry
  • The primary use of zinc is in galvanizing, which protects iron and steel from rusting
  • Brass fittings are used in households worldwide in plumbing and heat exchange equipment
  • Zinc is used in alloys such as brass, nickel silver and aluminium solder. Zinc oxide is widely used in the manufacture of very many products such as paints, rubber, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, plastics, inks, soaps, batteries, textiles and electrical equipment

       Did you know? 

  • Zinc is the 24th most common element in the planet's crust. It makes up approximately seventy-five parts per million, or .0075%, of the Earth's crust
  • It is a member of the metal group, but is a vital nutrient in both plants and animals
  • China was the world’s largest producer of refined zinc metal in 2017, accounting for 45% of world production