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Zinc Oxide (#77497)

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 naturally as the mineral zincite, most zinc oxide is produced synthetically.

Zinc oxide along with stearic acid is used in the vulcanization of rubber. Ceramic industry consumes a significant amount of zinc oxide, in particular in ceramic glaze and frit compositions. Zinc oxide as a mixture with about 0.5% iron oxide is called calamine and is used in calamine lotion. Zinc oxide is widely used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including dermatitis, itching due to eczema, diaper rash and acne. It is used in products such as baby powder and barrier creams to treat diaper rashes, calamine cream, anti-dandruff shampoos, and antiseptic ointments.

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