Kazzinc is a leading lead producer in Kazakhstan. In 2019, the Company produced 129'000 tons of lead.
The Company mines in Ridder and Altay produce lead-bearing ore. Zhairem polymetallic deposit in Karagandy Region is also rich in lead.
The mined ore is treated at three concentrators wherefrom lead-bearing concentrates are sent to Ust-Kamenogorsk Metallurgical Complex. Refined lead as a finished product is the result of smelting and other pyrometallurgical processes.
Refined Lead Grade С1 – С.
Lead Plant, Ust-Kamenogorsk Metallurgical Complex
ISASMELT smelting, blast smelting, refining
Production output per year:
- Due to its unparalleled conductivity at high temperature, lead is extensively used in the transformer winding.
- Lead in the whitewash protects steel structures from corrosion, and bright saturnine red paint is used to paint the ship bottom.
- plastic windows
- Lead compounds are added to the plastic mass to prevent the mix decomposition.
- Lead oxide makes glass products shiny and translucent similar to precious stones.
"YK" LME Grade