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Zinc Dust

The Most Comprehensive Product Line
in the Industry

Zinc dust is most often found in paints and coatings to inhibit corrosion. It is also used by gold and silver miners as a precipitant in the recovery process. Zinc dust is U.S. Zinc’s second-largest product line.

A Single Consolidated Site

U.S. Zinc operates the largest single-site, zinc dust plant in the world. Our location in Houston, TX (U.S.) offers us convenient access to multiple ground transportation options and readily available vessel choices for maritime export. Plus, we are uniquely positioned to tap into the NAFTA sales market. Such a single consolidated site strengthens our ability to produce and deliver large volumes of product in a timely fashion – a feat unmatched by any other zinc dust producer in the world.

While our dust production is housed at one site, our distribution and agent network spans the globe with dedicated technical support for our customers.

Click here to learn more about how our products are Helping the World Work™ or speak with one of our knowledgeable sales representatives to find out how we can fulfill your zinc dust needs by clicking here.

Quality is Our Main Focus

We operate an ISO-certified plant, with an emphasis on consistently delivering superior quality products. Our quality control laboratory houses a state-of-the-art, particle-sized, laser defraction analyzer to ensure our customers’ product specifications are met. And, we hire only the best people. Experienced lab personnel are available to assist in pilot tests for customers trying to develop a new product.

Available Grades of Zinc Dust

At U.S. Zinc, it’s about diversity when it comes to the grades of zinc dust we offer to our customers. Each product has physical and chemical specifications catered to individual customer requirements. We offer different combinations and permutations of Type I and Type II zinc dust, coupled with various particle size distributions and mesh retention. This results in unique niche products valued by numerous customers.

We offer several grades of zinc dust for a variety of applications. Take a look at the product information list for a complete set of product offerings, including the product’s description, specifications, typical application, and packaging options. We are also able to produce formulations of custom grades to best meet your needs.

To request a sample of our product or to discuss formulations of custom grades, please send your request to customerorders@uszinc.com.  For all logistics inquiries or general questions, please contact us at Logistics@uszinc.com.

Product Information: Zinc Dust Grades and Associated Product Data Sheets

Zinc Dust Grade Product Data Sheet
USZ#1 Grease Grade Open PDF
Merrilite Superfine Zinc Dust Open PDF
Zinc Dust Regular (Type I) Open PDF
Zinc Dust XL (Type II) Open PDF
Zinc Dust XLP (Type III) Open PDF

Safety Data Sheets

U.S. Zinc encourages proper handling of its zinc dust products. Please click below to download our SDS.

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U.S. Zinc has appointed Chemservice as our Only Representative (OR) in Europe, handling all reporting and registration issues for REACH and ECHA.

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Houston Dust Plant
6020 Esperson Street
Houston, TX 77011
Hours: 7AM-2PM

* Shipping Office located on corner of Greenwood and Esperson


The following are available upon request, please email info@uszinc.com.

  • Allergen Certification
  • Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) and Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE)  Certification
  • Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) Statement
  • Irradiation Statement
  • Conflicts Material Compliance Statement


To Meet Your Needs

Because we are sensitive to the market’s need for customized packaging options, U.S. Zinc has invested in top-of-the-line packing equipment. We offer a wide range of zinc dust packaging options that accommodate various sizes, weights and shapes.

Domestic Packaging Options

  • Bulk Bags: 500 lbs. to 2,500 lbs.
  • Steel Drums: 500 lbs. to 1,500 lbs.
  • Fiber Drums: 250 lbs. to 500 lbs.
  • Steel Pails: 8 lbs. to 120 lbs.
  • Totes/Bulk Bins
  • 1-, 3.5- and 5-Gallon Pails
  • 15- to 20-Gallon Fiber Drums
  • 55-Gallon Drums
  • Bulk Bags – various sizes
  • Custom Packaging

International Packaging Options

  • Wood Pallets: 42 x 42 inches or 48 x 36 inches
  • Euro Pallets: 102 cm. x 76 cm.
  • Rail Cars
  • Export Containers
  • Bar Coding

A Sustainable Approach

U.S. Zinc is committed to a sustainable approach for our various zinc products: dust, oxide, metal and fines. We produce zinc dust from high-grade and special high-grade (SHG) zinc metal, as well as from zinc secondaries. To produce Type I zinc dust, we rely on bottom dross as a primary source of raw feed. Bottom dross is a zinc by-product generated by the hot dip galvanizing industry. We also use SHG zinc to produce Type II zinc dust.

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