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    • Zinc - Rod

      Zinc was known to the Greeks and Romans as a constituent of the copper alloy, brass, but metallic zinc was not discovered until the 16th. century by Paracelcus. Zinc is a brittle metal which has a blue cast. It is readily accessible as it occurs in concentrated ores from which it is easily extracted (it has an abundance of 75 ppm in the earth's crust). Extraction is achieved by heating the oxide with carbon and distilling out the metal. Zinc tarnishes in air and reacts with acids and alkalis. Zinc is used widely throughout industry; for example, it is used as a galvanic coating on steel to prevent corrosion, and is used as a constituent of various alloy systems (e.g. with copper in brass), as well as in zinc-base alloys which can be used for diecasting (the other alloy constituents are aluminium, copper and magnesium). Pure zinc is used as an electrode in a Daniell cell and also in dry batteries. Zinc oxide is used as a stabiliser for certain grades of rubbers and plastics, as well as a non-toxic, white pigment used in paint manufacture. Zinc oxide also has astringent and soothing qualities and is used as a constituent of creams and ointments.

      Rod - A straight length of circular section material.

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    Product ZN00-RD-000101 99.999% Zinc Rod 2mm dia Purity 99.999% Diameter 2mm - Length 10mm - 1000mm
    Product ZN00-RD-000102 99.99% Zinc Rod 2mm dia Purity 99.99% Diameter 2mm - Length 10mm - 1000mm
    Product ZN00-RD-000106 99.99% Zinc Rod 3mm dia Purity 99.99% Diameter 3mm - Length 10mm - 20000mm
    Product ZN00-RD-000105 99.99% Zinc Rod 4.8mm dia Purity 99.99% Diameter 4.8mm - Length 10mm - 20000mm
    Product ZN00-RD-000112 99.99% Zinc Rod 7.6mm dia Purity 99.99% Diameter 7.6mm - Length 10mm - 1000mm
    Product ZN00-RD-000114 99.9% Zinc Rod 7.62mm dia Purity 99.9% Diameter 7.62mm - Length 10mm - 20000mm
    Product ZN00-RD-000115 99.999% Zinc Rod 8mm dia Purity 99.999% Diameter 8mm - Length 10mm - 1000mm
    Product ZN00-RD-000120 99.9% Zinc Rod 10mm dia Purity 99.9% Diameter 10mm - Length 10mm - 1000mm
    Product ZN00-RD-000130 99.99% Zinc Rod 10mm dia Purity 99.99% Diameter 10mm - Length 10mm - 20000mm
    Product ZN00-RD-000136 99.9% Zinc Rod 12mm dia Purity 99.9% Diameter 12mm - Length 10mm - 10000mm
    Product ZN00-RD-000140 99.9% Zinc Rod 19mm dia Purity 99.9% Diameter 19mm Production Method Cast Length 10mm - 1850mm
    Product ZN00-RD-000150 99.99% Zinc Rod 19mm dia Purity 99.99% Diameter 19mm Production Method Cast Length 10mm - 500mm
    Product ZN00-RD-000160 99.9% Zinc Rod 38mm dia Purity 99.9% Diameter 38mm Production Method Cast Length 10mm - 1000mm
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