Zamak, also commonly known as Zamac, Pot Metal, White Metal, or simply Zinc (Zinc being its prime constituent.) Zamak is a family of alloys with a base metal of zinc including elements of aluminium, magnesium, and copper. Zamak alloys are part of the zinc aluminium alloy family. The name ‘Zamak’ is an acronym of the names of the metals of which the alloys are composed: Zinc, Aluminium, Magnesium and Copper (or Kupfer, in German.) Zamak alloy was first developed during the 1920’s by The New Jersey Zinc Company.