Zinc is a metal with high hardness and mechanical strength. It can be used to quickly and inexpensively produce products of the highest precision and finest surface quality in die casting. Zinc is recyclable with low energy consumption without loss of quality.

General facts

Zinc has been known since the 3rd millennium BC and was mainly used as an alloying component of brass. Industrial use began in 1743 with the first zinc smelter in Bristol, England. The metal can be used in many different ways: as corrosion protection for steel parts, as a negative electrode in batteries or in construction in the form of zinc sheets. Zinc is valued in the casting industry for its low cost, good formability and excellent material properties. Zinc is also one of the essential trace elements for the biological metabolism.

Bound in ores, zinc is relatively common in the earth’s crust. Due to its low energy requirement for extraction and recycling and the associated low emissions, zinc processing is very environmentally friendly. As representatives of the zinc processing industry, we are obliged to recycle raw materials that have already been obtained after use. The product-related recycling rate of zinc scrap is 80-90%.