Zinc oxide fins applications in:
• Varistors which are used to prevent voltage surges in devices like mobile phones.
• Pigments in paints. Chinese white is a special grade of white pigment based on zinc oxide.
• A flux in ceramic glazes, where it can also help prevent crazing
• A filler for rubber products
• Coatings for paper
• Sunscreens and sunblocks for the prevention of sunburn due to its ability to absorb ultraviolet light.