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U.S. Zinc commences zinc oxide capacity expansion project in China

May 20, 2015 - 

HOUSTON – Officials with U.S. Zinc today announced the company has begun implementation of its project to expand production at its Changshu, China zinc oxide plant. The expansion is slated for completion by the first quarter of 2016.

The full project, which includes facility additions, new employees and new equipment, will increase zinc oxide production by 9,000 metric tons per year. The expansion will enable U.S. Zinc to cater to the specialty zinc oxide markets.

“As the largest zinc oxide producer in the world, we continually expand and innovate to remain at the forefront of the zinc market,” said U.S. Zinc President Rodrigo Daud. “This expansion demonstrates our commitment to ensure consistent supply for the Chinese and furthermore the global zinc oxide market.”

The plant will continue to serve the domestic demand in China for zinc oxide. The U.S. Zinc plant, located in Changshu approximately 60 miles northwest of Shanghai, has been the recipient of numerous environmental and safety awards.

“Being a step ahead of the demands of our customers is of paramount importance to us. This expansion exemplifies U.S. Zinc’s commitment to further enhance our service and offerings to our customers globally,” said U.S. Zinc’s Commercial Vice President Tracy Baugh.

About U.S. Zinc
Headquartered in Houston, U.S. Zinc is a worldwide manufacturer, recycler and supplier of zinc oxide, zinc dust, zinc metal and zinc fines. With plants in North America, South America and Asia, the company is an affiliate of Brazilian-based Votorantim Metais, one of the five largest zinc producers in the world.