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The Zircon Industry Association (ZIA) is an independent industry association for the entire zirconium value chain, from zircon sand produced by mining and beneficiation to a wide range of downstream products, including zircon flour, opacifiers, refractory materials, fused zirconias and zirconium chemicals, metal and alloys.
Zircon is a versatile material and has various derivative forms.
ZIA completed the first ever global LCA for the use of zircon in the manufacture of ceramic tiles.
Zircon has unique properties, making it essential for a wide range of industrial and scientific applications.
Best practice guides for transporting zircon as a NORM.
ZIA aims to support members by providing guidance on best practice in the industry.
The handbook provides information on market statistics, uses and applications of zircon and emerging research and development.
Published in Spanish and English, the article discusses the sustainable benefits of zircon containing roof tiles.
Following a review of over 2,600 peer-reviewed papers published in 2019, ZIA has identified the most popular areas of research.
Comprehensive guide to the procedures and regulations involved in transporting zircon.
Zircon and its derivatives are used in countless every day products, most notably in the manufacture of ceramic tiles. They also have many other critical and unique uses across the global industrial sector. The role that zircon and its derivatives play in today’s world is far-reaching and because of its unique qualities and environmental credentials, its importance is still growing.
From bathrooms to life enhancing medical implants, learn more about the extraordinary uses of zircon in our modern world.
Radiation levels from zircon are low, whilst zirconia and zirconium metal are not radioactive.
Zircon has an overall low environmental impact and significantly lower compared to calcined alumina, an alternative opacifier, in ceramic tiles
Zircon-containing ceramic roof tiles increase solar reflectance, reducing the environmental impact of buildings