About Zinc Dust:  Properties & Uses
A pure and fine gray powder of zinc metal, It is made by distilling primary or secondary zinc in closed, horizontal furnaces. The vapor emitted from the zinc is then directed into large condensers and condensed as dust.
It is Grey in color, shape is spherical, controlled by the rate of distillation and condensation. It is categorized as a hazardous material and extremely sensitive to moisture
it Also known as Fine Zinc Powder, it is finely divided zinc metal, at least 97% pure. It is also termed as a fine gray powder of zinc metal, made by distilling primary or secondary zinc in closed, horizontal furnaces. The vapor emitted from the zinc is then directed into large condensers and condensed as dust.

One of the most widely demanded metal powder in the market, it is sought by industries engaged in the business of chemical formulation, brake pads, paints, and lubricants and sintering. It also serves as protective pigment in industrial coatings or as reducing agent and catalyst in various chemical reactions.
it is categorized as a hazardous material & is extremely sensitive to moisture. Therefore it is highly recommended to store in a cool, dry and well ventilated area, removed from water or moisture, oxidizing agents, acids, alkalies, heat or ignition sources and foodstuffs. Also ensure containers are adequately labeled, protected from physical damage and sealed when not in use. Large storage areas should have appropriate ventilation systems.

While handling, ensure that you avoid inhalation as well as contact with eye or skin. Also observe good personal hygiene, including washing hands before eating.

  • Appearance           : Blue-Grey
  • Physical Form         : Fine Powder
  • Molecular Formula    :Zn
  • Molecular Weight     : 65.38
  • Odor                     : Odorless
  • Solubility                : (Water) INSOLUBLE
Zinc Dust Uses
  • As an ingredient in Chemicals industry to purify solutions by cementation or to achieve other reductions. 
  • As an energy source in alkaline batteries pumping charges from the positive to the negative terminals.
  • As an ingredient in cosmetic products like talcum and face powders
  • As an ingredient in Plastics industry that provides hardness and low abrasion to the polyester resin moulds used in the production of plastic parts. Also used as a filler to increase impact strength, heat distortion temperature and thermal conductivity.
  • As a component of primer for galvanized steel and for the preparation of zinc rich paints.
  • As an ingredient that contributes to anti-galling, anti-seizing and sealing of specialty lubricants and sealants, due to its ability to plate out on metal surfaces.
  • As a precipitant for many metals both to purify solutions containing metals such as copper, cadmium, gold and silver, and to reclaim these valuable minerals for further processing.
  • As an ingredient that helps improve the electrical conductivity of the coating film, which helps to provide the coating with corrosion resistance.

    Storage Temperatures:
  • Store containers containing Zinc Dust, at ambient temperature and in a cool. Dry place away from direct sunlight, heat and incompatible materials
  • Ambient concentrations should be monitored and if the recommended exposure limit is exceeded, a NIOSH/MSHA approved dust respirator must be worn.
  • Store containers containing away from food and beverages.
  • Reseal containers containing it immediately after use.
  • Always follow safe industrial hygiene practices while handling It

  • Always wear protective equipment when handling It like safety glasses or goggles.

  • While handling, ensure Skin Protection wearing PVC gloves with impervious boots, apron or coveralls.

  • Avoid breathing dust and avoid getting in eyes or on skin. Wash thoroughly after handling It.

  • Always wash your hands and face before eating, drinking or using tobacco products when working with it

  • Ensure the area where, containers are kept or handled has emergency showers and eye wash stations. Educate and train employees in the safe use and handling of it and other hazardous chemicals.

Zinc Dust Manufacturers

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Material Safety Data Sheet

Zinc Dust


Section 1: Chemical Product and Company Identification


Chemical Name: Zinc Dust


CAS#: 7440-66-6

RTECS: ZG8600000

TSCA: TSCA 8(b) inventory: Zinc, Metal Powder or Dust

CI#: Not applicable.

Synonym: Zinc Metal, Dust, 325 Mesh Reagent; Zinc

Metal, Powder, 200 Mesh

Chemical Formula: Zn


Contact Information:


Vishnupriya Chemicals Pvt. Ltd.


Office No. 7, Meridian apartments

Lake Hills Road, New MLA Quarters

Basheerbagh, Hyderabad 63,  A.P

Tel :  040 - 23225550

Fax : 040 23223177

Email :

Website :


Section 2: Composition and Information on Ingredients






% by Weight

Zinc Dust




Toxicological Data on Ingredients:  Zinc Dust LD50: Not available. LC50: Not available.


Section 3: Hazards Identification


Potential Acute Health Effects: Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of eye contact (irritant), of ingestion, of inhalation.


Potential Chronic Health Effects:





Repeated or prolonged exposure is not known to aggravate medical condition.


Section 4: First Aid Measures


Eye Contact:

Check for and remove any contact lenses. In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Get medical attention if irritation occurs.


Skin Contact: Wash with soap and water. Cover the irritated skin with an emollient. Get medical attention if irritation develops.


Serious Skin Contact: Not available.



If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical attention.


Serious Inhalation:

Evacuate the victim to a safe area as soon as possible. Loosen tight clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or waistband. Seek medical attention.



Do NOT induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. If large quantities of this material are swallowed, call a physician immediately. Loosen tight clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or waistband.


Serious Ingestion: Not available.


Section 5: Fire and Explosion Data


Flammability of the Product: Flammable.


Auto-Ignition Temperature: 460C (860F)


Flash Points: Not available.


Flammable Limits: Not available.


Products of Combustion: Some metallic oxides.


Fire Hazards in Presence of Various Substances:

Highly flammable in presence of open flames and sparks, of heat.

Flammable in presence of oxidizing materials, of acids.

Slightly flammable to flammable in presence of moisture.

Non-flammable in presence of shocks.


Explosion Hazards in Presence of Various Substances:

Risks of explosion of the product in presence of mechanical impact: Not available.

Risks of explosion of the product in presence of static discharge: Not available.

Slightly explosive in presence of moisture.


Fire Fighting Media and Instructions:

Flammable solid.

SMALL FIRE: Use DRY chemical powder.

LARGE FIRE: Use water spray or fog. Cool containing vessels with water jet in order to prevent pressure build-up, autoignition or explosion.


Special Remarks on Fire Hazards:

Zinc dust ignites in contact with liquid seleninyl bromide.

Zinc powder and carbon disulfide react with incandescence.

Warm Zinc powder incandesces with fluorine.

A mixture of zinc powder dust with ammonium nitrate or mixed nitrate and chloride ignites when moistened.

Zinc + NaOH causes ignition.

Oxidation of zinc by potassium proceeds with incandescence.

Residues from zinc dust /acetic acid reduction operations may ignite after long delay if discarded into waste bins with paper.

Incandescent reaction when Zinc and Arsenic or Tellurium, or Selenium are combined.

When hydrazine mononitrate is heated in contact with zinc, a flamming decomposition occurs at temperatures a little above its melting point.

Contact with acids and alkali hydroxides (sodium hydroxide, postasium hydroxide, calcium hydroxide, etc.) results in evolution of hydrogen with sufficient heat of reaction to ignite the hydrogen gas.

Reactive with water and may produce flammable gases on contact with water. May ignite on contact with water or moist air.


Special Remarks on Explosion Hazards:

Material in powder form, capable of creating a dust explosion when mixed with air.

Hydroxylamine is reduced when heated with zinc dust. Sometimes the mixture merely ignites, other times it explodes.

Zinc powder reacts explosively when heated with Manganese Chloride.

Powdered Zinc can decompose performic acid violently, causing an explosion if heated.

Interaction on heating powdered zinc and sulfur is considered to be too violent.


Section 6: Accidental Release Measures


Small Spill: Use appropriate tools to put the spilled solid in a convenient waste disposal container.


Large Spill:

Flammable solid that, in contact with water, emits flammable gases.

Stop leak if without risk. Do not get water inside container. Do not touch spilled material. Cover with dry earth, sand or other non-combustible material. Prevent entry into sewers, basements or confined areas; dike if needed.

Eliminate all ignition sources. Call for assistance on disposal.


Section 7: Handling and Storage



Keep away from heat. Keep away from sources of ignition. Ground all equipment containing material. Do not breathe dust. Keep away from incompatibles such as oxidizing agents, acids, alkalis, moisture.



MOISTURE SENSITIVE. Keep container tightly closed. Keep container in a cool, well-ventilated area. Keep from any possible contact with water. Do not allow water to get into container because of violent reaction. Do not store above 23C (73.4F).


Section 8: Exposure Controls/Personal Protection


Engineering Controls:

Use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation, or other engineering controls to keep airborne levels below recommended exposure limits. If user operations generate dust, fume or mist, use ventilation to keep exposure to airborne contaminants below the exposure limit.


Personal Protection: Safety glasses. Lab coat. Dust respirator. Be sure to use an approved/certified respirator or equivalent.  Gloves.


Personal Protection in Case of a Large Spill:

Splash goggles. Full suit. Dust respirator. Boots. Gloves. A self contained breathing apparatus should be used to avoid inhalation of the product. Suggested protective clothing might not be sufficient; consult a specialist BEFORE handling this product.


Exposure Limits: Not available.


Section 9: Physical and Chemical Properties


Physical state and appearance: Solid. (Powdered solid. Metal solid.)


Odor: Odorless.


Taste: Tasteless.


Molecular Weight: 65.39 g/mole


Color: Bluish-white. Grey.


pH (1% soln/water): Not applicable.


Boiling Point: 907C (1664.6F)


Melting Point: 419C (786.2F)


Critical Temperature: Not available.


Specific Gravity: 7.14 (Water = 1)


Vapor Pressure: Not applicable.


Vapor Density: Not available.


Volatility: Not available.


Odor Threshold: Not available.


Water/Oil Dist. Coeff.: Not available.


Ionicity (in Water): Not available.


Dispersion Properties: Not available.


Solubility: Insoluble in cold water, hot water, methanol, diethyl ether, n-octanol, acetone.


Section 10: Stability and Reactivity Data


Stability: The product is stable.


Instability Temperature: Not available.


Conditions of Instability: Excess heat, excess dust generation, ingnition sources, moisture, incompatible materials


Incompatibility with various substances:

Reactive with oxidizing agents, acids, alkalis.

Slightly reactive to reactive with moisture.

The product reacts violently with water to emit flammable but non toxic gases.


Corrosivity: Non-corrosive in presence of glass.


Special Remarks on Reactivity:

MOISTURE SENSITIVE. Incompatible with acids, halogenated hydrocarbons, NH4NO3, barium oxide, Ba(NO3)2, Cadmium, CS2, chlorates, Cl2, CrO3, F2, Hydroxylamine, Pb(N3)2, MnCl2, HNO3, performic acid, KClO3, KNO3, N2O2, Selenium, NaClO3, Na2O2, Sulfur, Te, water, (NH4)2S, As2O3, CS2, CaCl2, chlorinated rubber, catalytic metals, halocarbons, o-nitroanisole, nitrobenzene, nonmetals, oxidants, paint primer base, pentacarbonoyliron, transition metal halides. seleninyl bromide, HCl, H2SO4, (Mg +Ba(NO3)2 +BaO2), (ethyl

acetoacetate +tribromoneopentyl alcohol.

Contact with Alkali Hydroxides(Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium Hydroxide, Calcium Hydroxide, etc) results in evolution of hydrogen.

Ammonium nitrate + zinc + water causes a violent reaction with evolution of steam and zinc oxide.

A violent reaction or flamming is likely in the reaction of chromic anhydride and zinc dust.

May react vigorously or explosive with water


Special Remarks on Corrosivity: Not available.


Polymerization: Will not occur.


Section 11: Toxicological Information


Routes of Entry: Inhalation. Ingestion.


Toxicity to Animals:

LD50: Not available.

LC50: Not available.


Chronic Effects on Humans: Not available.


Other Toxic Effects on Humans: Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of ingestion, of inhalation.


Special Remarks on Toxicity to Animals: Not available.


Special Remarks on Chronic Effects on Humans: Not available.


Special Remarks on other Toxic Effects on Humans:

Acute Potential Health Effects:

Skin: May cause skin irritation. Dermal exposure to zinc may produce leg pains, fatigue, anorexia, and weight loss.

Eyes: May cause eye irritation.

Ingestion: May be harmul if swallowed. May cause digestive tract irritation with tightness in throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, malaise, loss of appettite, abdominal pain. fever, and chills. May affect behavior/central nervous system and autonomic nervous system with ataxia, lethargy, staggering gait, mild derrangement in cerebellar function, lightheadness, dizzness, irritability, muscular stiffness, and pain. May also affect blood. Inhalation: Inhalation of zinc dust or fumes may cause respiratory tract and mucous membrane irritation with cough and chest pain. It can also cause "metal fume fever", a flu-like condition characterized appearance of chills, headached fever, maliase, fatigue, sweating, extreme thirst, aches in the legs and chest, and difficulty in breathing. A sweet taste may also be be present in metal fume fever, as well as a dry throat, aches, nausea, and vomiting, and pale grey cyanosis.


Section 12: Ecological Information


Ecotoxicity: Not available.


BOD5 and COD: Not available.


Products of Biodegradation:

Possibly hazardous short term degradation products are not likely. However, long term degradation products may arise.


Toxicity of the Products of Biodegradation: The product itself and its products of degradation are not toxic.


Special Remarks on the Products of Biodegradation: Not available.


Section 13: Disposal Considerations


Waste Disposal:  Waste must be disposed of in accordance with federal, state and local environmental control regulations.




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