Zinc Acetate in diabetes treatment
Diabetes is one of the most common non-infectious diseases; it develops when the pancreas produces little or no insulin (type 1), or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces (type 2). Diabetes is considered one of the leading causes of death in most developed countries and is growing into an epidemic in many developing and newly industrialized nations.
Niacet’s acetates, mainly sodium acetate but also ammonium acetate, potassium acetate, and zinc acetate are used in the production of insulin. Additionally, as a constituent in insulin products, sodium acetate acts as an oxidative fuel preventing the body from producing antibodies during insulin injection.
Niacet’s technical acetates are widely used in a number of different industries and for various applications. Our acetates are used in many industrial applications. Their main effect is pH adjustment, crystallization aid, or as a catalyst or reagent. Niacet’s ingredients are used in resins, coatings, detergents, dyes, heat packs, drilling fluids, ceramics, leather tanning, fire extinguishers, polymers, carpet backing, textile dyeing and conditioning, photography, lubricants, anti-freeze, and personal hygiene products, to mention just a few applications. Zinc Acetate is used as a polyamide catalyst and in the polymerization of vinyl esters. It is also used as a blowing agent for PVC foam and used for the waterproofing of textiles, paper, and leather. Furthermore, it is used for shrinking and insect proofing of wool.
Available grades and packaging
Zinc Acetate dihydrate is available as fine white crystals that are easily soluble in water.
Zinc Acetate dihydrate is available in pharmaceutical and pure grade.
Stable for 3 years from the date of production. Physical stability and appearance may change before the end of shelf-life if not stored single-stacked in the well-closed original packaging, dry and at room temperature.
Product is classified as hazardous. Always check the Safety Data Sheet and label before using the product.
Available in 20 kg polyethylene lined paper bags.
Please see the Safety Data Sheet before handling the material.