Making Zinc

We're one of the world's largest zinc smelters in terms of production volume.

We produce zinc out of concentrate from our mining operations: special high grade (SHG), zinc galvanizing alloys, and zinc die casting alloys as an outcome of our zinc smelting process.

We convert the raw material into zinc metal for use in numerous different end use applications. Zinc provides excellent corrosion resistance to iron and steel. It is also a relatively hard metal with a low melting point, making it suitable for die casting, but still soft enough to be formed, rolled, or extruded.

You’ll find zinc in everything from construction and infrastructure to transport and industrial machinery, from communications to electronics, and from consumer products to human health.

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Learn more about how we produce and use zinc!

Interactive Process Diagram

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Zinc and It's Uses

View Zinc And It's Uses here