Zinc is a metal widely used for galvanising iron and steel to protect against corrosion.
Because of its special properties zinc has long been used in construction. A steel street light pole is coated in zinc to protect against corrosion. In solar panels, zinc oxide coatings help achieve higher energy conversion.
Zinc is produced at our Cannington operation in Australia and the process for extracting zinc from the ore involves grinding, flotation and leaching techniques that produces high-grade, marketable zinc.