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ZOPA, the Zinc Oxide Producers Association, is a non commercial organisation representing The European Zinc oxide Industry. ZOPA is a Sector Group of IZA-Europe, the European branch of the International Zinc Association, based in Brussels, Belgium


  • Representing and promoting the interests of the European Zinc Oxide Producers at scientific, economic and technical levels
  • Providing a forum for zinc oxide producers to discuss common issues and presenting the industry's view to the National and International Competent Bodies on all relevant regulatory matters pertaining to health, safety, environment and trade issues


  • To develop the Technical Committee activities and to concentrate on regulatory issues, NCP, while insuring that risk assessment on zinc oxide is carried out in a scientifically sound manner, and with proper industry input
  • To coordinate with the International Zinc Association, Eurométaux and other zinc compounds producers, issues of common interest
  • To inform and keep contacts with non-ZOPA producers
  • To monitor imports from third countries and react to unfair trade practices (antidumping ...) and thus protect the European market
  • To ensure information flow among ZOPA members
  • To develop H&E communication policy
  • To collect and distribute statistical data on the zinc oxide trade  


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The European Commission has released an easy-to-read summary of the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) opinion on the risks of using nano zinc oxide in sunscreen formulations

ZOPA is an associate member of IZA: The International Zinc Association (IZA) was founded in 1990 and is a non-profit organization based in Brussels, Belgium. IZA has regional offices in China, Europe, Latin America, North America, Middle East and Southern Africa.

IZA is the only global industry association dedicated exclusively to the interests of zinc and its users. Operating internationally and locally through its regional affiliates, IZA helps sustain the long-term global demand for zinc and its markets by promoting such key end uses as corrosion protection for steel and the essentiality of zinc in human health and crop nutrition.

IZA’s main programs are Sustainability & Environment, Technology & Market Development and Communications. IZA staff, a team of internationally recognized experts, is dedicated to assisting the Industry with its many challenges and opportunities.

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Zinc is a natural and essential trace element for humans and animals. In addition, there are countless applications and uses for zinc, which make our lives better, easier and safer.

ZOPA members are compliant with REACH. REACH stands for Registration Evaluation and Authorization of CHemicals.

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