Powering cars to be more efficient. Crafting global currencies. Structuring bridges and cities to be stronger and more sustainable. Zinc's precision and performance shapes and supports the world in ways you may not have imagined.
As an incredibly versatile, cost-effective and naturally abundant material, zinc brings extraordinary value and problem-solving capabilities to industries everywhere. Its corrosion-resistant, non-magnetic and low density properties are just a few of the natural qualities that make zinc a prime material for designing new products or re-engineering and optimizing those already in use. And more and more companies are catching on.
Unlike steel, zinc has the ability to self-anneal during successive forming operations.
Zinc oxide, a compound of zinc, can react as an acid or a base, enabling it to be used for pharmaceutical applications while preventing it from negatively impacting the environment.
Zinc is an essential element of life and health, naturally existing in the earth and in all living things.
ARTAZN can modify the base metal conductivity of zinc through alloying over a wide range, <30% %IACS.
Zinc is an economical alternative to other metals like copper and brass. Due to its lower density, zinc will produce more pieces per kilogram unit of weight compared to copper, brass, bronze, steel, and other related materials.
Zinc possesses unique electro-chemical properties that enable it to function in galvanic cathodic protection and battery anode configurations.
Solid zinc strip is 100% recyclable. ARTAZN recycles zinc scrap produced throughout its processes.
Zinc can be easily soldered to itself and other materials, using resistance welding and other assembly methods.
Zinc and its applied alloys developed by ARTAZN have a unique and narrow electromagnetic signature range. This makes it an excellent base material for coin fraud prevention.
Zinc is resistant to weathering and atmospheric corrosion. Exposure to the atmosphere actually causes the formation of a zinc carbonate film that provides long-term protection.
Zinc has favorable properties for applications in deep draw designs and tube making.
Being one of the most versatile and non-ferrous metals available, zinc can be plated, painted, lacquered, powder coated, or covered with a base clear coat with excellent adhesion and durability.
Zinc and its alloys are malleable—a property that extends zinc strip applicability for metal sheets.
Zinc is an effective EMI/RFI shield.
Zinc has higher impact resistance than brass or stainless steel, making it ideal for exterior trims on automobiles.
Unlike some magnetic alloys, the non-magnetic nature of zinc provides stable and consistent signals, a property that makes it very compatible with the vending and sorting systems.
Zinc is a self-lubricating metal making it beneficial for metal-on-metal applications, such as leaf-spring inner-liners.
Zinc is non-sparking, making it an ideal choice for parts utilized in hazardous environments.
Zinc strip is the catalyst for customization. We rely on our expertise in alloy compositions and the versatility of zinc strip to create unique and strategic applications for our partners.
From cars to currencies, zinc is the common element enabling product innovations globally. Learn how by exploring our zinc products by industry.