Zinc oxide is an inorganic compound with the formula ZnO. It usually appears as a white powder, nearly insoluble in water. The powder is widely used as an additive into numerous materials and products including plastics, ceramics, glass, cement, rubber (e.g., car tires), lubricants, paints, ointments, adhesives, sealants, pigments, foods , batteries, fire retardants, first aid tapes, etc.
Zinc Oxide (Animal Feed) Standard : Zinc oxide(72%) is recognized as an essential micronutrient to both plants and animals.
In crop farming, zinc oxide is added to fertilizers to compensate for deficiency in zinc or for poor bio-availability resulting from the composition of the soil.
Zinc oxide is used in compound animal feeds and mineral premixes as a source for the essential element zinc.