Zinc, a Versatile, Strategic World Commodity 750184
A presentation on zinc demonstrating its versatile applications to the auto industry. A review of metal balances, domestic, world and major producing countries. The energy required to mine, smelt and refine zinc is compared to other metals. The value of recycling zinc is also considered. This paper concludes with a statement, supported with evidence, that today's automobile is a better buy than twenty years ago.