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Who is Zinchem?

Zinchem is a division of the R1 billion a year Zimco Group of companies which forms part of the international Ecobat group.Zinchem supplies both local and international markets from a plant in Benoni,just ouside Johannesburg.

Zinchem was founded after the Second World War as a division of Anglo American at the time,to produce Zinc Dust, which was used for gold cementation in cyanide solutions.                      

Through the adoption of best-practice pyrometallurgical and hydrometallurgical processe. Zinchem converts primary an Secondary Zinc to superior quality Zinc chemicals, Chemicals and Zinc Alloys in accordance with the highest international standards.

Our product range includes grades of Zinc Oxide, Zinc Dust, Zinc Sulphates, Zinc Nitrate, Copper Suplphat, and a wide range of Zinc Alloys.Zinchem is part of the Zimco group of companies, which forms part of the International Group, Eco-Bat.

Companies in the Eco-Bat Group recycle Lead, Zinc, Aluminium and Polypropylene scrap/residues in plants located in Europe, South Africa and the USA.


 
Crops
Crops are an important source of food and nutrition for humans and animals.  In developing countries the majority of people live on cereals including wheat, rice, and maize.  Crops are genaraly low in Zinc particularly when grown on Zinc defiencient soils.  close to 50% of the world cereal soils are deficient in Zinc and it is estimated that one third of the world's polulation is at risk of Zinc deficiency which can lead to health problems including poor immune response and impaired growth and development
 
Zinc Fertilizers
Fertilizers are added in agriculture and horticulture to provide essential nutrients to plants and soils.  Soils do contain natural concentrations of plant nutrients but these concentrations vary considerably and often they are to low for the proper health and growth of plant.  Loss of soil fertility can result form continuous "mining" of plant nutrients without adequate replenishment- a problem especially in a number of developing countries where the use of fertilizers on staple food crops is generally low.  Fertilizers can replenish nutrients the soil lacks and can provide a better growing environment.  Introduced in farming more than a century ago, mineral fertilizers have proven to enhance crop quality and yield. They have also contributed largely to the enormous increase in agricultural production which has led to more and better-quality food for humans and animals.
 
Zinchem the company
As the largest processor of zinc chemicals and metals in Africa, Zinchem, the zinc division of the R1 billion plus Zimco Group, is a leader in its field.  Supplying both the local and international markets from a plant in Benoni (just outside Johannesburg), Zinchem has been in business since 1946.
 
Plant Species
Many plant species are affected by zinc deficiency including the major staple crops (rice, wheat, maize, sorghum and many different fruits citrus, apple, guava, pineapple,nuts, coffee and tea,vegetables like carrots, potatoes, tomatoes and other types of non-food crops cotton, flax and tabacco.