The circular transformation of industry includes not only the material transformation but also the energy transformation (by switching to carbon-free energy sources). In many areas of the medium-sized process heating industry, hydrogen is the logical substitute for natural gas, so many applications could be converted relatively quickly. ZINQ is involved in the Klimahafen Gelsenkirchen - an association of companies from the city port of Gelsenkirchen and its immediate neighborhood as well as institutions that actively support the transformation of the economy towards climate neutrality in Gelsenkirchen and the surrounding area.
Specializing in hot-dip galvanizing and coatings for more than 130 years, ZINQ is now the market leader in corrosion protection on steel using zinc. ZINQ focuses on developing and manufacturing innovative, Cradle to Cradle certified finishes that are used in a wide range of steel processing applications. As a result, more than 650,000 tons of steel are protected from corrosion with ZINQ every year at 50 European locations. ZINQ is the first surface technology company to implement a circular business model (Planet ZINQ) based on an integrated sustainability and innovation strategy.