image

The Business Unit Zinc recycling recycles zinc ashes, zinc scrap and other materials containing zinc from and for the zinc processing industry. The recycled zinc is reused in hot-dip galvanising, brass production, zinc smelting and the production of zinc oxide, zinc powders and zinc chemicals.

Zinc recycling is perfect for a world that is becoming increasingly aware of the importance of sustainability. Rezinal is a world leader in terms of the sustainable recycling of zinc from zinc ashes, zinc scrap and other materials containing zinc.

Looking back

Fluctuations in the zinc price are an important factor in the market in which the Business Unit Zinc recycling operates. Rezinal keeps a very close eye on zinc prices on the London Metal Exchange and it has seen how a relatively low zinc price puts pressure on supplies of 'old' zinc and, given the need to maintain throughput in the plant, actually pushes up the cost price. The fall in the zinc price led to a decline in revenue of more than 8%. Lower sales combined with some increases in raw material prices meant that the margin in 2019 fell by 3.1 percentage points by comparison with 2018.

“Rezinal is a world leader in sustainable zinc recycling.

Looking ahead

Rezinal is maintaining its focus on making operational processes as cost-efficient as possible. Investments have begun in the overhaul of the ERP system and the extraction of smoke from the furnaces, which are expected to be completed in 2020. They contribute to more efficient processes, better information exchange with less paper and better working conditions in the zinc production hall.

It continues to be important for Rezinal to enter into strategic alliances, to explore new markets and to optimise the utilisation of the plant. Taking the zinc price and the economic stocks position into account, Rezinal uses strategic hedge contracts to partially cover the risk of price fluctuations.

image
image

The Business Unit Zinc recycling recycles zinc ashes, zinc scrap and other materials containing zinc from and for the zinc processing industry. The recycled zinc is reused in hot-dip galvanising, brass production, zinc smelting and the production of zinc oxide, zinc powders and zinc chemicals.

Zinc recycling is perfect for a world that is becoming increasingly aware of the importance of sustainability. Rezinal is a world leader in terms of the sustainable recycling of zinc from zinc ashes, zinc scrap and other materials containing zinc.

Looking back

Fluctuations in the zinc price are an important factor in the market in which the Business Unit Zinc recycling operates. Rezinal keeps a very close eye on zinc prices on the London Metal Exchange and it has seen how a relatively low zinc price puts pressure on supplies of 'old' zinc and, given the need to maintain throughput in the plant, actually pushes up the cost price. The fall in the zinc price led to a decline in revenue of more than 8%. Lower sales combined with some increases in raw material prices meant that the margin in 2019 fell by 3.1 percentage points by comparison with 2018.

“Rezinal is a world leader in sustainable zinc recycling.

Looking ahead

Rezinal is maintaining its focus on making operational processes as cost-efficient as possible. Investments have begun in the overhaul of the ERP system and the extraction of smoke from the furnaces, which are expected to be completed in 2020. They contribute to more efficient processes, better information exchange with less paper and better working conditions in the zinc production hall.

It continues to be important for Rezinal to enter into strategic alliances, to explore new markets and to optimise the utilisation of the plant. Taking the zinc price and the economic stocks position into account, Rezinal uses strategic hedge contracts to partially cover the risk of price fluctuations.

image