New Applications for Zinc from a New Zinc Technology 830641
Zinc, which has served the automotive industry for five decades, is reemerging as an engineering material and reenforcing its position as a decorative material. Ongoing research and development by the zinc industry is documenting the engineering properties of zinc alloys and placing this information within reach of the designer. This paper presents an overview of the progress in alloys, processes, and product development achieved by the industry in the last decade. Several new lightweight, cost effective applications, which are now possible with the new technology, are described.