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Zinc oxide powder is an inorganic compound and it is a white powder that is insoluble in water. ZnO is found in the Earth's crust as the mineral zincite and mostly ZnO utilized commercially is synthetic. Zinc oxide is added to many food products, such as breakfast cereals, a necessary nutrient. It is also employed in paints and utilized in coatings for papers.
Over 50% of the Zinc oxide powder is used in the rubber industry and ZnO along with stearic acid is applied in the vulcanization of rubber to manufacturing such things for instance tires, shoe soles, and even hockey pucks. Currently, zinc oxide has transcended to use in semiconductors, ceramic, glass compositions concrete and even cigarette filters.
One of the important uses of Zinc oxide powder is that it is extensively used as the buffer layer in CIGS (Copper Indium Gallium Selenide) solar cells. Zinc oxide also has medical applications such as it is commonly found in medical ointments where it is employed to treat skin irritations. Zinc oxide depleted in Zn is employed in corrosion prevention in nuclear-pressurized water reactors.
Another main use of ZnO is in concrete manufacture. The addition of Zinc oxide aids the processing of concrete and also enhances water resistance. Zinc oxide powder also manifests some properties such as antibacterial and deodorizing properties. For this reason, it is employed in baby powder and creams to treat conditions such as diaper rash, other skin irritations, and even dandruff. Due to its reflective properties, it is also employed in sunblocks and can often be seen on the nose and lips of lifeguards at the beach.
Ceramic industry consumes a significant amount of zinc oxide, mainly in ceramic frit compositions and glaze. Zinc oxide powder exhibits high heat capacity; thermal conductivity and high-temperature stability coupled with a comparatively low coefficient of expansion that is desirable properties in the production of ceramics. ZnO affects the melting point and optical properties of the glazes, ceramic formulations and enamels.
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