Worldwide, almost 14 million tonnes of zinc were produced in 2015, and a further 4 million tonnes were obtained from recycled materials. About half of this amount is used as corrosion protection for steel by galvanizing. What are the most common methods of galvanizing?
When it comes to human health, no compromises are allowed. In many cases, zinc die casting - either built into the interior of medical precision instruments or provided with a galvanic surface - ensures that the doctor can concentrate fully on his patient. Examples of applications include defibrillators and blood pressure monitors.
In the course of EUROGUSS 2020 in Nuremberg the winners of the 8th Zinc Die Casting Award of the Initiative Zink were announced. A jury of 8 experts selected the winners from the categories sanitary engineering, locking technology, medical technology, lifestyle, electrical engineering and automotive.