Zinc is the chemical element of atomic number 30, a silvery-white metal that is a constituent of brass and is used for coating (galvanizing) iron and steel to protect against corrosion.
Zinc adds a unique touch to any home. Made popular by Oprah, HGTV, the DIY Network, Better Homes & Gardens and more, zinc sheets are great for countertops, range-hoods, roofing and so much more! We stock the largest selection of zinc sheets in an assortment of pre-cut lengths. For an even more unique look and feel, we offer rich patina options including Black Magic, Cupric Sulfate and Iridescent Bronze. These artificial patinas will advance the hands of time giving you a warm, lived in feel.
Properties of 99.9 Pure Zinc
Zinc is non-magnetic and non-sparking.
Used in operations that may have or create magnetic fields, or
for equipment or tools should not create sparks that would lead to fire hazards or explosions.
Zinc is self-lubricating and does not require manual lubrication processes. It is used in assemblies that have metal-on-metal components.
Zinc is also extremely malleable. It can be formed into a wide range of shapes and sizes without losing any of its mechanical or structural characteristics. So it can be worked into sheets, strips, tubes, and broken down into a powder form.
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Pure Zinc Applications
Sheets - countertops. Tables, trim and furniture decoration.
Strips - testing, anticorrosion
Anodes - marine vessels, sacrificial for salt water
Accessories we sell:
Zamak - contains magnesium, aluminum, and copper in the alloying process. Zamak is unique from other alloys based on the amount of aluminum added. While there are different grades of Zamak including such as Zamak 3, Zamak 5, Zamak 7 and Zamak 12, each on contains the 4% fixed amount of aluminum. Zamak is often used throughout Europe and America in die casting applications.
Zinc is used in the following industries:
Automotive: Zinc alloys are often used coatings for galvanized steel. Galvanizing steel parts and components in vehicles helps to prevent corrosion.
Medical: Zinc alloys are used for medical devices as zinc is considered environmentally safe.
Construction and Buildings: Zinc alloys are used throughout the construction industry in a wide range of products and applications. It can be used a solder, household fittings, and as coating on roofing and cladding products.
Marine: Zinc alloys are often used as sacrificial anodes for marine vessels and other applications that will be exposed to saltwater environments.