LME Zinc
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Headquartered in Houston, Texas for more than 65 years, U.S. Zinc has grown into the premier global leader in the added value zinc products market.

U.S. Zinc manufactures zinc oxide from high grade (HG) and special high grade (SHG) zinc metal as well as from zinc secondaries. With plants in China, two in the United States, and an affiliated Votorantim plant in Brazil, we are one of the largest producers of zinc oxide in the world, providing supply security across the globe.

U.S. Zinc also produces zinc dust from high grade (HG) and special high grade (SHG) zinc metal as well as from zinc secondaries. The company’s zinc dust plant, which is located in Houston, Texas, is the largest, single site, distilled dust plant in the world. We use specialized technology to produce a wide range of dust grades, which is unmatched in North America. With a continuous manufacturing history of more than 50 years, our zinc dust plant offers a reliable supply of quality product.

Prime Western (PW) grade zinc metal is produced at the company’s Houston, Texas zinc metal plant. This plant is a full service provider to the hot-dip galvanizing industry. We purchase by-product from the hot-dip galvanizing industry, reprocess it and sell the PW grade zinc metal back into the same industry.

From tires and coatings to rubber and chemicals, our products are essential ingredients in many materials used around the globe every day. With an unsurpassed reputation and years of industry experience, U.S. Zinc is proud to be one of the largest sellers of zinc oxide and zinc dust in the world.

U.S. Zinc is a dynamic global leader affiliated with Votorantim Metais (VM), which is one of the five largest zinc producers in the world, the largest primary aluminum producer in Brazil and a leader in nickel electrolyte production in Latin America. To learn more, click here to download our company brochure.