Zinc powder is generated when zinc fumes condense. The fine powder is a raw material for the zinc chemical industry, such as the paint industry and the pharmaceutical sector. For example, it is used as protective pigment in industrial coatings, or as a reducing agent and catalyst in a variety of chemical reactions.
Zinc-containing materials are an essential raw material for the production of other zinc compounds such as zinc phosphate, zinc chromate, zinc sulphate and zinc chloride. These products serve as raw materials for the paint industry and the chemical industry.