DICKSON, Tenn.—Zinc Oxide L.L.C. has reached a deal to have Micro S.A. de C.V. distribute Zinc Oxide's products in the Mexican, Central American and South American rubber compounding markets.
Founded more than 50 years ago, Micro is a Mexico City-based specialty chemical and polymer distributor that sells product into the rubber, plastic and other industrial markets. Its operation is certified to ISO 9001:2008 and offers a product line covering a wide range of chemical products for industrial applications, according to a Zinc Oxide statement.
Zinc Oxide uses the French process method at its plant in Dickson to produce zinc oxide from high grade and special high grade zinc metal, as well as from recycled zinc.
Micro is the first company to be named a distributor in the Central and South American markets, according to Ed Smith, Zinc Oxide's vice president of sales and marketing.
“Micro S.A. de C.V.'s extensive experience, relationships and market knowledge will be a real boost to our growing international sales efforts.” Smith said in a statement. “Micro S.A. de C.V. addresses segments of the Latin American marketplace that offer real opportunities for our product line.”
Zinc Oxide offers grades for the rubber, tire, chemical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, oil additives, ceramics, electronics, glass, plastics, paint and coatings, tape and adhesives and fertilizer markets.