ZINC essential for modern life.

Architecture, energy, healthcare, infrastructure, technology, transportation, and life itself.  Zinc protects what matters most.
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Million tons of special high-grade zinc were produced in 2019, and 6 million tons from recycled sources.

Zinc Markets at a Glance

Zinc's versatility is such that it is the fourth most used metal on earth, behind only iron, aluminum, and copper.  Its position on the periodic table makes it an excellent coating for protecting steel from corrosion.  Zinc is indispensable in a vast range of consumer and industrial products, playing an essential role in literally thousands of products across the healthcare, agriculture, manufacturing and industrial sectors.

Zinc Market

Renewable Energy



Zinc is a $40 Billion per year market

Forecast Zn consumption in Renewable Energy by 2030 (tonnes)

Forecast Zn consumption increase in auto's by 2030 (tonnes)


Zn + Zn industry contribute to all 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals

Zinc, an Essential Element with a Bright Future

Zinc is a remarkable metal. Its life-saving benefits and the many unique properties make it essential for everyday life. Zinc plays a crucial role in transportation, energy storage, healthcare, infrastructure, renewable energy, consumer products, and food security. As a resource, it is widely available, sustainable, and will be a key partner in transitioning to a low carbon future. Follow the image links to learn more.

Renewable Energy




Food Security

Green Building

Manufacturing Efficiency

Energy Storage

Sustainability Drives Everything.

Natural, abundant, and essential create a strong foundation. But growing upwards for the future requires more than that. IZA Members are committed to the goal of using resources as efficiently as possible and limiting environmental impact at every level.

Featured Programs

IZA partner's with manufacturers, specifiers, Government's and NGO's on programs to improve zinc markets and promote the essentiality and value of zinc.  An example of some of our current programs include:

Zinc Saves Kids

Zinc Nutrient Initiative

Zinc Battery Initiative

Galvanized Autobody Partnership

As proud media partners of Europe’s leading conference for the raw materials sector, we invite you to secure your spot for the sixth edition of the summit, Europe’s leading raw materials conference, presented by EIT RawMaterials.mTaking place from May 14-16, 2024, at The Egg conference venue in Brussels, the summit will gather over 1,000 industry leaders, policymakers, academics, and innovators, creating a space for collaboration and idea-sharing that’s vital for advancing Europe’s raw materials agenda. Join the sector’s highest-ranking experts as they delve into issues such as Europe’s shifting partnerships, investment strategies, geopolitical dynamics, and the impacts of new policies such as the Critical Raw Materials Act. Be part of this pivotal summit and join the conversation that will shape the future of Europe’s raw materials industry.

Get your ticket here: https://registration.eitrmsummit.eu/raw-materials-summit-2024/register


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