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Zamak (formerly trademarked as ZAMAK1 and also known as Zamac) is a family of alloys with a base metal of zinc and alloying elements of aluminium, magnesium and copper. Zamak alloys are part of the zinc aluminium alloy family; they are distinguished from the other ZA alloys because of their constant 4% aluminium composition.2 The name zamak is an acronym of the German names for the metals of which the alloys are composed: zink (zinc), aluminium, magnesium and kupfer (copper).2 The New Jersey Zinc Company developed zamak alloys in 1929. It may be referred to as pot metal or white metal.

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