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Benefits of Zinc
Potential of Zinc
Zinc is the third most non-ferrous metal used in the world. The versatility of zinc and zinc strip makes it a unique metal and adaptable to various traditional and modern day uses. Jarden Zinc Products uses 99.995% pure high grade zinc to craft alloys through the precise introduction and control of other metals. These alloys broaden the scope of applications for which zinc and zinc strip may be used allowing Jarden Zinc Products to consistently meet its customers’ requirements. Our products are adaptable, cost effective, sustainable and, we believe, the best solution for your requirements.
Zinc is a unique choice for customers designing new products or reengineering existing products to make them more efficient. Jarden Zinc Products has applied, and in some cases, enhanced the properties of zinc strip for newer applications. Our zinc strip makes use of the properties mentioned below to improve and advance the functionalities of the products used in the different industries in which we operate.
Properties of Zinc
Self-Annealing: Zinc strip requires no annealing during successive forming operations.
Electrical Properties: Solid zinc strip alloys have good electrical properties with electrical conductivity equal to 70/30 brass. Jarden Zinc Products also has the ability to modify the base metal conductivity through alloying over a wide range, currently 20-30% of IACS.
Chemical Properties: Solid zinc strip possesses unique electro-chemical properties that enable it to function in galvanic cathodic protection and battery anode configurations.
Joining and Soldering: Solid zinc strip is easily soldered to itself and other materials. It can be readily joined by resistance welding and other assembly methods.
Corrosion Resistant: Solid zinc strip is resistant to weather and atmospheric corrosion. Exposure to the atmosphere causes the formation of a zinc carbonate film that provides long-term protection.
Finishing: Being one of the most versatile, non-ferrous, metals available, solid zinc strip can be plated, painted, lacquered, powder coated, or covered with a base clear coat with excellent adhesion and durability.
Shielding Properties: Solid zinc strip is an effective EMI/RFI shield.
Non-Magnetic: Solid zinc strip is non-magnetic.
Anti-Sparking: Solid zinc strip is non-sparking, making it the ideal choice for parts utilized in hazardous environments.
Environmentally Safe: Zinc is an essential element of life naturally existing in the earth and in all living things.
Cost-Effective: Solid zinc strip is an economical alternative to other metals such as copper and brass. It will produce more pieces per kilogram unit of weight due to the weight density of zinc when compared to other high density metals.
Recyclable: Solid zinc strip is 100% recyclable. Jarden Zinc Products recycles zinc scrap produced throughout our various processes.
EMS signature: Zinc and its applied products have a unique and narrow electro-magnetic signature range. This makes it an excellent choice of base metal for coins that reduces coin fraud.
Deep Draw property: Zinc has favorable properties for applications in deep draw designs and tube making.
Malleability: Zinc and its alloys are malleable; a property that extends zinc strip applicability to metal sheet uses.
Possibilities of Zinc
Depending upon your application, Jarden Zinc Products can design new zinc strip products utilizing properties of zinc like impact resistance, lubricity, amphoteric nature, or one of its many other various beneficial attributes.
Without solid zinc strip, your car would not start, your headlights would not shine and your stereo would not play. That’s why all of today’s major manufacturers of automotive fuses incorporate solid zinc strip in their products.
Fun Facts About Zinc
16 pennies laid edge to edge in a straight line is exactly one foot.
Zinc is a member of the metal group, but is a vital nutrient in both plants and animals.
Zinc is the 24th most common element in the planet’s crust.
Approximately .0075% of the Earth’s crust is zinc.
Zinc is usually found with other elements like copper.
There are five naturally occurring stable isotopes in zinc.
The most common stable isotope of zinc is Zn-64.
Zn-64 has such a long half-life that its radioactive properties are virtually non-existent.
Zinc has been in used since before 1000 BC.
A Statue made of 87% zinc found in Romania dates to prehistory.
Writings before 400 BC mention a silvery metal used to make brass, most likely, zinc.
Zinc was likely given its name by Paracelsus.
Andreas Sigismund Marggraf is credited for the discovery of zinc in metal form in 1746.
Zinc is used in the production of brass.
Of all the transition metals, zinc has the lowest melting point after cadmium and mercury.
Zinc is considered a fairly strong reducing agent.