( very fine dust )
Pure Zinc metal
powder (dust). Zinc is a chemical element; atomic number 30.
Zinc dust has a
number of applications in the chemical industry, mainly as a reducing
It is frequently incorporated into paint for corrosion protection.
Another popular use is in alkaline batteries. The Zinc, along with
Manganese Dioxide and Potassium Hydroxide form a powerful primary battery.
Zinc dust is also used in some older military smoke formulations.
Zinc dust burns with a blue-green flame.
( Material Safety Data Sheet )