Zinc oxide is an inorganic compound with the formula ZnO. ZnO is a white powder that is insoluble in water, and it is widely used as an additive in numerous materials and products including rubbers, plastics, ceramics, glass, cement, lubricants, paints, ointments, adhesives, sealants, pigments, foods, batteries, ferrites, fire retardants and first-aid tapes. Although it occurs mainly as the mineral zincite, most zincite, most zinc oxide is produced synthetically. It is majorly used in tandem with stearic acid as an activator of the curing system.
Metalco India has been a long term associate for the chemical. The company manufactures White Seal Zinc Oxide by French process and operates a quality management system . Established in 1993, it started its activity in the field of chemicals and since '97 has been a partner for the product. Supported with a well equipped production unit abreast with modern Laboratory facilities, Metalco outstands competition in the industry.