Zinc oxide as a mixture with about 0.5% iron (III) oxide (Fe2O3) is called calamine
oxide have deodorizing and antibacterial properties and for that reason are added into materials including cotton fabric, rubber, oral care products, and food packaging. Enhanced antibacterial action of fine particles compared to bulk material is not exclusive to ZnO and is observed for other materials, such as silver. This property results from the increased surface area of the fine particles.
Zinc oxide is widely used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including dermatitis, itching due to eczema, diaper rash and acne.
It is used in products such as baby powder and barrier creams to treat diaper rashes, calamine cream, anti-dandruff shampoos, and antiseptic ointments. It is also a component in tape (called “zinc oxide tape”) used by athletes as a bandage to prevent soft tissue damage during workouts.
Zinc oxide can be used in ointments, creams, and lotions to protect against sunburn and other damage to the skin caused by ultraviolet light.
|Description||White Fine Powder|
|Zinc Oxide as ZnO %||99.70% Min.|
|Zinc As ZN %||80.09% Min.|
|Solubility||Practically Insoluble in Water and Ethanol|
|Identification A (By Chemical)||Complies|
|Identification B (By Chemical)||Complies|
|Total Aerobic microbial count Total yeast and mold count Escherichia Coli Salmonella||In House||Cfu/gm Cfu/gm Absent/g Absent/g||1,000 100 Absent/g Absent/g||Complies Complies Complies Complies|
|O V I (ORGANIC VOLATILE IMPURITES)||Meets the requirement||Meets||Complies|
|B S E/ TSE||Absent||Absent||Complies|