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French Process ZnO vs. American Process ZnO

Smithers Laboratories Testing Confirms Two Distinctly Different Products for Tire and Rubber Compounding.  A recent study by Smithers Laboratories concluded that French Process (FP) zinc oxide outperforms both American Process (AP) zinc oxide as well as commercial blends on a variety of key metrics. These findings, which resulted from testing three compounds (neoprene, tire wire […]

Zochem Names R.E. Carroll As Distributor of the Year

Dickson, TN, December 13, 2021—Zochem has named R.E. Carroll Inc. as its Distributor of the Year for 2021. R.E. Carroll has been a Zochem distribution partner since 2004 and has earned this award in recognition for their responsiveness and their exemplary work with Zochem customers. Ed Smith, Zochem Vice President of Sales & Marketing, announced […]

A deep dive into Zochem’s USP/FDA-approved products.

As an extension of Zochem’s industry-leading health, safety, and wellness culture, Zochem offers four different USP or FDA-approved zinc oxide products for every need. If you use zinc oxide in any manufacturing process, you may wonder about what makes these products different from other Zochem zinc oxide products. USP (United States Pharmacopeia) is a nonprofit […]

Zochem Continually Improves 325 Mesh Retains in Zinc Oxide

An important specification parameter in the determination of zinc oxide (ZnO) quality is the 325 mesh or 44 micron (µm) sieve test. Testing for oversized zinc oxide particles is accomplished by passing the powder through a screen that has openings precisely calibrated in microns. Figure 1 below shows a 325 U.S. mesh sieve. Each square […]

New zinc oxide formulation boost performance of sunscreen

Vizor Introduces Next Gen Zinc Oxide Technology, Enables Higher SPF Super Zinc® Natural and Super Zinc® 1000 Utilize Patent-Pending Surface Modification to Enhance Ease of Formulation in a Broad Range of Consumer Products MIDDLESEX, N.J., July 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Vizor, LLC today announced it has launched two new next-generation inorganic sunscreen ingredients based on patent-pending surface modification […]


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued a proposed rule that would update regulatory requirements for most sunscreen products in the United States. This significant action is aimed at bringing nonprescription, over-the-counter (OTC) sunscreens that are marketed without FDA-approved applications up to date with the latest science to better ensure consumers have access to safe and […]