Publications

General Publications
MAKING A DIFFERENT: 20 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE WORLD ZINC INDUSTRY
This publication describes IZA’s remarkable journey over the last twenty years, its key achievements and the new issues barely visible 20 years ago that will shape its future. Throughout its history, IZA has remained true to its strategy of working to enhance zinc’s image, markets and contribution to sustainable development.To read online, click here. To download, click here: IZA_20th_Anniversary_Brochure.

IZA 2016 ANNUAL REPORT
This publication covers highlights of IZA’s program activities during 2015.

To download, click here: IZA 2016 Annual Report.

Zinc Applications
CONTINUOUS GALVANIZED REBAR: AN INTRODUCTION
This brochure describes the process of continuously galvanizing rebar and features its unique advantages including coating adhesion, corrosion resistance, ease of coating and cost savings.
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HOT DIP GALVANIZING IN MINING
This publication covers galvanized components in surface projects, underground mines, conveyors and marine terminals. Also included are over 20 case studies of general galvanized structural components used in mines throughout the world.
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ULTRA THIN ZINC DIE CASTING ALLOYS
This publication presents the main characteristics of the recently developed High Fluidity (HF) alloy that is based on the traditional Zamak composition and the earlier and the earlier developed copper-rich alloy marketed under the names of Superloy and GDSL. Both compositions allow for thin section casting and have the potential of entering new markets.
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THE NEW HIGH FLUIDITY ZINC ALLOY
This publication presents the main characteristics of the recently developed High Fluidity (HF) Alloy that is based on the traditional Zamak composition and the earlier developed copper-rich alloy marketed under the names of Superloy and GDSL. Both compositions allow for thin section casting and have the potential of entering new markets.
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A PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF TRADITIONAL AND GREEN SURFACE FINISHES FOR ZINC DIE CASTINGS
This 12–page publication provides the performance results of a series of new surface finishes using best practice green technology that were tested in two categories – corrosion protection and aesthetic retention –  and compares them to the results of an earlier study conducted with traditional surface finishes.
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FOR AESTHETICS AND DURABILITY THE CHOICE FOR BUILDINGS IS PREPAINTED 55% AL-ZN COATED STEEL
The range of metallic and non-metallic materials for building construction is so broad that choosing the right materials can become confusing. Modern coated steels offer strength, unique affordability, premier eco-friendly credentials, and enduring performance.
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Global Steel 2013: A New World, A New Strategy 
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ASTM G1-03 Standard Practice for Conducting Atmospheric Corrosion Tests on Metals
ASTM G50-10 Standard Practice for Conducting Atmospheric Corrosion Tests on Metals
Health

ZINC SAVES KIDS: MAKING A DIFFERENCE TO CHILD HEALTH AND SURVIVAL
This brochure describes the critical problem of zinc deficiency and IZA’s partnership with UNICEF called Zinc Saves Kids. The goal of this initiative is to increase awareness of global zinc deficiency and raise funds to support UNICEF’s zinc supplementation and treatment programs to improve the survival, growth, and development of undernourished children.

To read the English version online, click here. To download the English version, click here: ZSK Brochure

WHAT IS ONE OF THE MOST ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS VITAL TO OUR HEALTH
Surprisingly it’s zinc! Zinc is one of nature’s most vital, essential elements. Humans, animals, plants and even the smallest micro-organisms need zinc to function (this accordion-style brochure is also available in other languages on request).

To download this brochure, click here: Essential_Element_Trifold.

Fertilizers

ZINC IN FERTILIZERS: ESSENTIAL FOR CROPS; ESSENTIAL FOR LIFE
A brochure highlighting the importance of zinc fertilizers in correcting zinc deficiency in soils and crops with the objective of increasing crop quality and yield and getting more zinc into people’s diets. It is estimated that one third of the world’s population is zinc deficient, resulting in numerous health problems including poor immune response which may lead to high mortality rates especially among small children. For millions of people a few extra milligrams of zinc each day can make a difference between illness or death and a healthy, productive life.

To read online, click hereTo download, click here: Zinc In Fertilizers Brochure.

ZINC IN SOILS AND CROP NUTRITION by Brian Alloway, Emeritus Professor of Soil Science, University of Reading, U.K. 2nd edition 2008.

Zinc is needed by plants in small but critical concentrations for a wide range of physiological processes. Zinc deficiency causes reduced yields, impaired quality and increased susceptibility to disease. Zinc deficiency is the most widespread of all micronutrient problems in crops. The current report puts the problem in a geographical and agronomic context and deals with the economic and humanitarian consequences of lost yields due to vast areas, amounting to millions of hectares of crops, being affected by zinc deficiency.

To download this book, click here: Zinc in Soils Book

Sustainability

ZINC…A SUSTAINABLE MATERIAL
Increasingly the zinc industry is being asked to provide information to downstream users of zinc and zinc containing products on the environmental footprint of the materials it produces. Material specifiers and product engineers in key end use markets, such as building, construction and transportation, are more and more interested in selecting materials that have the best environmental profile while meeting traditional cost, quality and technical performance criteria.

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Environment

ZINC IN THE ENVIRONMENT: UNDERSTANDING THE SCIENCE
Due to its unique properties, zinc is used in a wide range of consumer, infrastructure, agricultural, and industrial products. More importantly, zinc is essential to life, playing an important role in biological processes of all living organisms (humans, animals, and plants). The intent of this document is to describe the many interactions that occur between zinc and the environment in which it resides.

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Interviews & Articles
 

COATINGS AND ANTI CORROSION ENGINEERING REVIEW

Dr. Kenneth Souza is an IZA consultant and metallurgical engineer and corrosion specialist with over 40 years of experience in the steel industry, specializing in the production, testing, and stamping performance of metallic and organic coated steel. In an interview published by Coatings and Anti Corrosion Engineering Review, he speaks about the use of zinc in protecting steel from corrosion.

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