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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 metal 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.

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.

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. In 2020, the zinc price, which was already low at the end of 2019, initially fell further and an upward trend was started after the first quarter of 2020. All in all, the zinc price for the full year is at a lower level than in 2019, which has put pressure on both revenue and margins. The recovery in zinc prices during the year was insufficient to make up for the negative effects of the first part of the year.

In 2020, Rezinal continued to develop the ERP package that will be fully operational in 2021. Additionally, the investment in the extraction of smoke from the furnaces has been completed.

Looking forward

Rezinal maintains its focus on making operational processes as cost-effective possible. The renewal of the ERP system contributes to this through more efficient processes, better information exchange with less paper use and improvement of working conditions in the zinc production hall.

In the first months of 2021, the zinc price shows an upward trend.

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

Rezinal world leader in sustainable zinc recycling

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