The Zinc Industry

This looseleaf industry handbook provides a comprehensive and practical guide to the workings of the international zinc industry. Concise and lucid, it considers trading techniques and strategies for different market users and includes useful appendices on zinc specifications and the world’s major zinc and lead mines. It is essential for all those involved in the industry.
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Book information

  • Published: September 2000
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-85573-345-9


Table of Contents

Part 1 Origins and production: History; Industry characteristics; Occurrence; Exploration; Mining and concentration; Extraction and refining. Part 2 Properties and applications: Properties; Grades, shapes and standards; Applications; By-products; Residues, scrap and recycling. Part 3 The market: The structure of the market; The zinc price; Conduct of the market; Shipping; Finance; The role of governments; Organisations serving the industry. Part 4 The future outlook: Environmental concerns; Future trends. Part 5 Appendices.