By frequency of use in the industry, zinc is the fourth metal after iron, aluminium and copper. Around 70% of zinc is obtained by open cut mining and mines, while the rest is recycled. The annual production is around 14 million tonnes. 80% of zinc is used for galvanization (protection of base metal against corrosion), 6% for production of brass and bronze, 5% for production of zinc-base alloys and 9% for other applications.
Zinc with 99,995% purity is called SHG – Special High Grade Zinc. It is frequently alloyed with aluminium (e.g. 78% zinc and 22% aluminium – market name Prestal) or with aluminium, magnesium and copper (known as the Zamak alloy family).
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