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ZINC OXIDE.

 

CAS number

1314-13-2

Molecular formula

ZnO

Appearance

White amorphous powder

Solubility

Insoluble in water and alcohol. But soluble in most acid such as hydrochloric acid

Application sector


  • Rubber industry
  • Ceramic / glass industry
  • Chemical industry
  • Pharma and cosmetic industry
  • Paint and coating industry
  • Animal Feed
  • Miscellaneous sector

Grades


  • White seal
  • Gold seal- Yellow Seal (Also known as - Calcined Grade, Hydroxide Grade, Wet Process, etc.)
  • Zinc Oxide - Active (Also known as - High Surface Area (HSA) Zinc Oxide)
  • Zinc Oxide - Feed Grade

Process


Zinc Oxide can be produced from zinc ingots or Zinc waste.

Global Scenario


Global demand - Period 2011

Global demand for zinc oxide

1.1 million metric tonnes per annum

AAGR through 2016

5%

Major global producers

Important global producers include the following :

  • Grillo Zinkoxid GmbH
  • Horsehead Corporation
  • Zochem
  • Umicore
  • US Zinc Votorantim
  • ANI Metals and Chemicals
  • Cinkom Zinc and Lad metal
  • Zinc Industrias Nacionales SA (Zinsa)
  • Zinc Nacional S.A