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Zinc and lead

Standard & General is committed to supporting the success of its zinc and lead-producing partners.

Standard & General markets zinc and lead ores, zinc and lead concentrates; zinc and lead metals produced from concentrates; and by-products such as sulphuric acid.

We market zinc and lead ores from key mining regions of Australia, Kazakhstan, South America, and Canada. Our refined zinc and lead come from processing operations in Australia, Canada, Germany, Spain, Italy, the UK, and Kazakhstan. 

Uses of zinc  

Zinc is mainly used to galvanize iron or steel as the zinc coating provides corrosion protection. Galvanized steel is used mainly in the automotive, consumer products, electronics, and construction industries.

The flexibility and strength of zinc alloys mean they are used widely to create die casts for industrial uses, such as in the production of car or machine parts. Zinc is also used to make bronze and brass.

Zinc sulfide is used in X-ray screen optics and as a pigment, while zinc oxide is used in rubber production.

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Uses of lead

Lead has many industrial uses, such as undersea cables, weights, solders, radiation shields, and batteries.

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