Zinc Oxide is a chemical compound that belongs to the group of oxides and is a combination of oxygen and zinc. It occurs naturally as the mineral zincite. Industrially, Zinc Oxide is produced by roasting zinc ore: zinc sulfide or zinc carbonate in the presence of air. Because of its whitening properties, it is commonly referred to as zinc white.
Zinc Oxide is a white powder. When heated, it takes on a yellow color, which disappears when cooled. It is not very soluble in water. Zinc Oxide has a drying, astringent and antibacterial effect. Due to its whitening properties, it is applied as a pigment.
Alternative names: zinc white, ZnO.
The shelf life of Zinc Oxide is 3 years.
Foodcom supplies its Business Partners with Zinc Oxide in 25kg bags.
Zinc Oxide is a widely known pigment. It is used in paints and mortars. Paints that contain technical grade Zinc Oxide are utilized as anticorrosive coatings for metals. Zinc Oxide is also very commonly used in the cosmetics industry. Due to its antibacterial and drying properties, it is used in cosmetics to treat acne and inflammation. It is also a component of ointments intended for infant skin hygiene or used against foot sweat. Zinc Oxide also protects against the harmful rays of sunlight and is therefore used in the composition of sunscreens as an alternative to chemical filters.
Zinc Oxide is also used in wood preservatives and serves as a filler and stabilizer for rubber and plastics.
In the pharmaceutical industry, Zinc Oxide is used in dermatology to treat acne-prone skin. And in dentistry, it is used for temporary fillings. Zinc white is also an ingredient in medications for the treatment and regeneration of intestinal, gastric or oral epithelium and other medical branches of medicine as a raw material in the pharmaceutical industry.
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