Due to the corrosion resisting property of zinc, it
is used primarily as the coating in galvanized steel. Galvanized
steel is widely used in construction of infrastructure, housing and
office buildings. In the automotive industry, zinc is used for galvanizing
and die-casting, and in the vulcanization of tires. Smaller quantities
of various forms of zinc are used in the chemical and pharmaceutical
industries, including fertilizers, food supplements and cosmetics,
and in specialty electronic applications such as satellite receivers.