BRISTOL, PA - U.S. Zinc, Houston, TX, has named E.W. Kaufmann Co., Bristol, PA, as a distributor for its zinc oxide.

U.S. Zinc is the largest producer of zinc oxide in the world and a leading producer of zinc dust and zinc powder, with plants in the United States, Brazil and China. Zinc oxide is mainly used in the tire, rubber and chemical industries, while zinc dust and powder are primarily used in the paint and coatings and mining industries. The company’s products are also used in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, oil additives, ceramics, electronics, glass and plastics.

U.S. Zinc is a subsidiary of Votorantim Metais, a company that is part of the Votorantim Group, which was founded in Brazil in 1918. The Votorantim Group operates in 20 countries and has over 50,000 employees.