Zircon Industry Association, 24 Old Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1S 4AP, UK

Welcome to the

Zircon Industry Association

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.

Latest News

Fidel García-Guzmán has been elected Board Chairman of the Zircon Industry Association (ZIA). Fidel, Chief Executive of Guzmán Global, will serve two years in the role.

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Published in Spanish and English, the article discusses the sustainable benefits of zircon containing roof tiles.

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Following a review of over 2,600 peer-reviewed papers published in 2019, ZIA has identified the most popular areas of research.

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ZIA Handbook 2019

Zircon Handbook

80+ pages of market statistics, current applications/uses and emerging R&D.

Zircon Transport Guide

Zircon Transport Guide

Comprehensive guide to the procedures and regulations involved in transporting zircon.

Lifecycle Assessment Brochure

Lifecycle Assessment (LCA)

Access the first life cycle assessment on zircon sand production in ceramic tiles.


Why Zircon is so important

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.


Zircon-containing roof tiles reduce urban heat island effect

Zircon is playing a role in minimising the environmental impact of how we live.

Refined corrosivity testing supports zircon shipments

Zircon sand is not corrosive to metal and, therefore, is not a candidate for classification as a corrosive in bulk.

Zircon, zirconia and zirconium - what's the difference?

Learn about the different properties associated with zircon, zirconia and zirconium.