Boliden is the world's fifth largest producer of zinc metal from smelters and the eighth largest producer of metal in concentrate from mines.
At our two zinc plants, in Kokkola, Finland and in Odda, Norway, annual production exceeds 450,000 metric tonnes of zinc.
Zinc is a hard and brittle base metal with a silver grey appearance. Approximately half of all zinc produced is used to protect steel from rusting. Zinc is alloyable with aluminium, nickel, magnesium and copper for applications in the steel galvanizing, die-cast and brass industry.
Boliden's zinc meets the quality requirements for Special High Grade (SHG) with 99.995 percent Zn purity - or higher from the London Metal Exchange. Our products include slabs and jumbo ingots all in Special High Grade and jumbos for continuous and general galvanizing alloys.
Boliden mainly supplies customers in the European steel galvanizing industry and the main end-users are the construction and automotive industries.