Materials for a better life

Wood protection

Umicore’s zinc oxide is found in coatings that protect parquet flooring

LED lights

Umicore’s electrolytes are used as coatings that help LEDs shine brighter

Rechargeable batteries

One in five Li-ion batteries produced for portable electronics devices contains Umicore material

Materials for a better life

Watches and jewellery

Umicore delivers high-quality precious metals for jewellery and watches

Zinc oxide for sunscreens

Zinc’s impermeability to UV rays makes it ideal for applications such as sunscreens

Anti-reflection glass

Umicore’s materials are used in high efficiency and durable anti-reflection glass

Sustainable polymers

Catalysts to cure polyester resins used in everything from windmill blades to boat hulls

Materials for a better life

Rubber tyres

Cobalt-based chemicals are used in the production of tyres and other rubber applications

Zinc for buildings

Zinc not only looks good - its properties make it a fantastic material for weatherproofing buildings

Mobile phones

Umicore’s integrated smelting/refining process recovers numerous metals from mobile phones

Electric cars

Umicore’s materials are used in the batteries of electric cars that reduce emissions of carbon dioxide

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