Zinc Sulfate Monohydrate can be used as a dietary supplement and as a nutrient. Zinc is an important antioxidant nutrient. It is necessary for protein synthesis, wound healing, for blood stability, normal tissue function, and aids in the digestion and metabolism of phosphorus. It also governs the contractility of muscles and maintains the body’s alkaline balance. Zinc sulfate is an inorganic compound and dietary supplement. As a supplement it is used to treat zinc deficiency and to prevent the condition in those at high risk. Side effects of excess supplementation may include abdominal pain, vomiting, headache, and tiredness.
The Global Zinc Sulfate market is expected to grow with a significant rate during the forecast period 2018-2025 owing to increasing demand of applications of raw material for manufacturing latex products, pigment lithopone, desulphurization process and zinc sulphate is an herbicide typically used for moss control. Zinc Sulfate Monohydrate type of Zinc Sulfate market is projected to be the leading segment of the overall market during the forecast period. On the basis of product type, the Zinc Sulphate market has been segmented into Zinc Sulphate Monohydrate and Zinc Sulfate heptahydrate. Zinc Sulphate Monohydrate dominates the global Zinc Sulfate owing to the increment in demand of zinc sulfate in agriculture and fertilizers sector as fertilizer additive for preventing and correcting zinc defencies in crops.
Zinc sulphate is an inorganic compound that appears as white rhombic crystals/powder at the room temperature. Historically, this chemical was known as “white vitriol”. Zinc sulphate is made of zinc, sulphuric acid and water. Some of the properties of zinc sulphate include non-flammable, non-oxidizing and non-combustible. Zinc sulphate is widely used across a number of industries including agriculture, pharmaceuticals, water treatment, chemical and others.
Few Indian major players are as under:
· Agro Phos (India) Ltd.
· Aksharchem (India) Ltd.
· Arihant Chemicals Inds. Ltd.
· Indian Farmers Fertiliser Co-Op. Ltd.
· Indian Platinum Pvt. Ltd.
· Jay Agrochem Ltd.