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ZINC Ė WHAT IS IT USED FOR?

CORROSION PROTECTION

Zincís largest use is in corrosion protection. Galvanising is the main method of protection against corrosion of steel, i.e. the steel is coated with a layer of zinc in order to protect it from decay.

BRASS

Brasses are alloys of copper and zinc, and they have good mechanical properties and good corrosion resistance.

DIECASTINGS

Diecastings are precision castings that can be mass-produced.

ROLLED ZINC

Rolled zinc is used for architectural and building applications, and for batteries.

ZINC OXIDE & CHEMICALS

Zinc oxide has its main use in tyres and rubber products.Many other zinc chemicals are used in a wide range of applications.

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Last Updated: December 2003

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