Maximo 873 is a zinc oxide product used primarily for animal nutrition and paint. Zinc oxide and zinc sulfate are used in the production of animal feed for cattle, pork, chicken, and other farm animals. It is made by the American process, making the shape of the particle mainly acicular which leads to improved cohesion within the paint. Its low surface area generates a less reactive oxide which helps to improve paint stability. It also provides paints with fungicidal and anti-corrosive properties.