Zinc is used to make many useful alloys. Brass, an alloy of Zinc that contains between 55% and 95% Copper, is among the best known alloys. The use of Brass dates back 2500 years and was widely used by the Romans and is commonly used today, particularly in musical instruments and many hardware applications that must resist corrosion. Zinc is alloyed with Lead and Tin to make solder, a metal with a relatively low melting point used to join electrical components, pipes, and other metallic items. Other Zinc Alloys include Nickel Silver, typewriter metal, and German Silver.
Roughly one third of all metallic Zinc produced today is used in galvanizing. Zinc is used as a protective coating to an item that is experiencing corrosion. The Zinc can be applied to the object by dipping the item into a pool of molten Zinc, but most often this is accomplished through electroplating. Sacrificial Zinc Anodes are used in cathodic protection systems to protect exposed iron from corrosion. Metallic Zinc is also used for many other applications, including, but not limited to, to make dry cell batteries, roof cladding and die castings.
Die Casting Alloys including Zamak Alloys; Zinc Base Master Alloys for Alloy Additions, Special High Grade Zinc for Karat Gold and other high purity applications; Pure Zinc and Zinc Alloys for Plating; Alloys for Metal Joining.