Zinc Oxide in Australia – Production Process and Demand
Zinc oxide in Australia is commonly used as an important ingredient for many different types of products. From cosmetic to ceramic and automotive, zinc oxide with its unique physical and chemical properties has brought many benefits to the products. Zinc oxide in Australia is very popular as a multifunctional material that has a high chemical stability, broad range of radiation absorption and high electrochemical coupling coefficient.
There are many ways to produce zinc oxide that result in a different variety of zinc oxide structures and properties. Some methods to produce zinc oxide such as hydrothermal synthesis, vapor deposition, the sol-gel process, precipitation in water solution, and many others makes it possible to obtain zinc oxide with different shape, size and spatial structure. There are a lot of varieties of zinc oxide in Australia that can be chosen to produce specific products with different qualities.
According to the ISO 9298 standard, zinc oxide is classified in two types. The first type is type A, which is produced by the American process or direct process. The second one is type B, which is obtained by the French process or indirect process. This different method then will result in different types of zinc oxide.
The American or direct process is done by reducing zinc ore that is done by heating with coal, and followed by the oxidation of zinc vapor in the same reactor, in a single production cycle. This will result in zinc oxide with type A which contains impurities in the form of compounds of other metals from the zinc ore. This process will result in zinc oxide with particles that are mainly needle-shaped, and sometimes spheroidal.
In the French or indirect process, metallic zinc is melted in a furnace and vaporized at 910 °C. The reaction appears from the zinc vapor produced with oxygen from the air then produces zinc oxide. The particles of zinc oxide are transported via a cooling duct and are collected at a bag filter station. The zinc oxide resulting from this process consists of agglomerates with an average particle size ranging from 0.1 to a few micrometers. The particles of zinc oxide are mainly of spheroidal shape. Zinc oxide produced with this method (type B) has a higher degree of purity than the one produced with American process (type A). The variation of zinc oxide in Australia varies from type A & type B, and commonly used in many industries to produce different types of products. The growing market and product demand then leads to growing demand of high quality zinc oxide in Australia.
Citra CakraLogam (CCL) is a zinc oxide manufacturer that uses French Production Process to produce high quality zinc oxide. Citra CakraLogam (CCL) is committed to produce the best quality and the most pure zinc oxide possible in the market, thus only uses Special High Grade (SHG) Zinc Ingots as the primary raw material. By using the right method and excellent quality material, Citra CakraLogam (CCL) can flexibly control the purity, color, and physical property in the zinc oxide result.
Citra CakraLogam is a qualified Zinc Oxide Manufacturer and has been serving global shipments to several major countries such as Australia, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Philippines, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, India and will continue to expand the global distribution.
Citra CakraLogam has also been trusted to be a global supplier for well-known brands in various industries such as ceramic, frit, pharmaceutical, paint, animal feed mill, and PVC stabilizer. Some of the brands include Nippon Paint, Jotun, Kalbe, Platinum Ceramic, Hisamitsu, and many more.
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