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Zinc is the fourth most used metal after iron, aluminium and copper and comprises about 0.007% of the Earth crust. Zinc sulphate has a range of applications ranging from the production of fertilizers to personal care products. Some of the most common uses of zinc are in:

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Feed
  • Industry and Manufacturing¬†
  • Health and Cosmetics
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Agriculture

Zinc is an essential micronutrient for plant and animal growth. Zinc protects plants and animals from toxic free radicals. Today, 50% of the agricultural soils for cereal cultivation are potentially zinc deficient. Zinc supplements and fertilizers can increase crop yield, which is necessary to feed our growing population.

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Animal Feed

Zinc is an essential nutrient for animal nutrition. Zinc sulphate is used as a supplement for livestock to ensure healthy and proper development. Zinc plays an active role in the functioning of enzymes and hormones. It is also indispensable for correct DNA and RNA synthesis.

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Industry and Manufacturing

Zinc and copper compounds are used widely in the industrial sector and the manufacturing of products. Zinc is used as a coating to protect iron and steel. Galvanized coating with zinc can extend the life of steel to 70-150 years. In addition, zinc is also necessary to produce paint, glass, batteries, ceramics, tires and more.

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Health and Cosmetics

Zinc is also often used in the cosmetic and medical industries. Zinc is an important constituent of enzymes and plays a crucial role in metabolic processes. Zinc protects from free radicals and UV radiation. It is also involved in melanogenesis, fatty acids and Vitamin A and E metabolism. That is why zinc is frequently used in sunscreen, makeup, rash creams and foot baths.

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