Zinc chloride is the name of chemical compounds with the formula ZnCl2 and its hydrates. Zinc chlorides, of which nine crystalline forms are known, are colorless or white, and are highly soluble in water. ZnCl2 itself is hygroscopic and even deliquescent. Samples should therefore be protected from sources of moisture, including the water vapor present in ambient air. Zinc chloride finds wide application in textile processing, metallurgical fluxes, and chemical synthesis.
Zinc Chloride has numerous applications in different industries, including health care, pharmaceuticals, and paper manufacturing industry. It is also used in the chemical products formulation and manufacturing industry too.
Zinc chloride (ZnCl2) is an important compound and it is exists in its nine crystalline forms which are either colorless or white. It is actually a granular powder which we get by heating calcium chloride and zinc sulfate together. It has a specific gravity of 2.75, a pH of 4 and a burning taste. The anhydrous zinc chloride which is white is known for its solubility in water.
Zinc Chloride is an ionic salt essential for the synthesis of cholesterol, protein, and fats. Zinc plays an important role in the proper functioning of the immune system. Zinc is required for the enzyme activities necessary for cell division, cell growth, and wound healing as well as the release of vitamin A from the liver. It plays a role in the acuity of the senses of smell and taste and is required to maintain prostate reproductive health and insulin function. Zinc is also involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates. Zinc chloride is administered orally or parenterally as a nutritional supplement.
Zinc chloride is most commonly used for galvanizing, soldering and tinning fluxes, odor control, oil-gas wells, vulcanized fiber, reclaimed rubber, textile finishing, liquid fertilizer and dry cell batteries among others. Sales revenue of the zinc chloride market is pegged at approximately 270.9 Mn in 2018 and is projected to reach a value of US$ 426.4 Mn by the end of 2028, expanding at a CAGR of 4.6% over the forecast period (2018 – 2028).
The global zinc chloride market can be segmented on the basis of grade type, application, end use sector and region. On the basis of grade type, the global zinc chloride market can segmented into high purity grade, battery grade, technical grade and commercial grade. On the basis of application type, the global zinc chloride market can be segmented into dry cell batteries, water treatment, catalyst and others.