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Commercially Pure Rolled Zinc (Z15006)

Commercially pure zinc is an otherwise-unclassified alloy of zinc. It is typically furnished in the as-fabricated (no temper or treatment) condition. It has a moderately low heat capacity and a very low tensile strength relative to other zinc alloys. The graph bars on the material properties cards below compare commercially pure zinc to other zinc alloys (top) and the entire database (bottom).

Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus

87 GPa 13 x 106 psi

Elongation at Break

38 %

Poisson's Ratio


Shear Modulus

35 GPa 5.0 x 106 psi

Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS)

97 MPa 14 x 103 psi

Thermal Properties

Melting Completion (Liquidus)

410 °C 770 °F

Melting Onset (Solidus)

400 °C 740 °F

Specific Heat Capacity

390 J/kg-K 0.093 BTU/lb-°F

Thermal Expansion

26 µm/m-K

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price

11 % relative


6.6 g/cm3 410 lb/ft3

Embodied Carbon

2.8 kg CO2/kg material

Embodied Energy

53 MJ/kg 23 x 103 BTU/lb

Embodied Water

340 L/kg 41 gal/lb

Common Calculations

Stiffness to Weight: Axial

7.4 points

Stiffness to Weight: Bending

23 points

Strength to Weight: Axial

4.1 points

Strength to Weight: Bending

7.1 points

Thermal Shock Resistance

3.0 points

Alloy Composition

Zinc (Zn) 99.827 to 100
Copper (Cu) 0 to 0.080
Lead (Pb) 0 to 0.030
Iron (Fe) 0 to 0.020
Titanium (Ti) 0 to 0.020
Aluminum (Al) 0 to 0.010
Cadmium (Cd) 0 to 0.010
Tin (Sn) 0 to 0.0030

All values are % weight. Ranges represent what is permitted under applicable standards.

Followup Questions

Similar Alloys

Further Reading

ASTM B69: Standard Specification for Rolled Zinc