Agricultural and Others
Zinc oxide is widely used to supply zinc as a trace element for crops in fertilizers and sprays and for animal nutrition in prepared feeds.
Mixed metal stabilizers for plastics are an important and growing use for zinc oxide. While Ba/Zn and Ca/Zn liquid stabilizers have been the most popular stabilizers for PVC plastisols, environmentally friendly Ba/Zn systems are now replacing cadmium - containing stabilizers. The opacity of zinc oxide to ultraviolet radiation makes it a useful pigment to protect outdoor plastic compounds from UV degradation.
ZOCHEM produces grades of zinc oxide for uses in brake pads, white greases, matches and the removal of hydrogen sulphide from gases and liquids.