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

Welcome to the

Zircon Industry Association

The Zircon Industry Association is a non-profit trade association, that works on behalf of our membership to develop and promote zircon, zirconia and derivative substances by advocating the benefits of their extensive application in today’s world.

Our members commit to ZIA values which serve to encourage the industry to operate sustainably and with integrity.

Latest News

ZIA has published in annual ZIA in brief; a summary of the main activities and achievements of the association over the year.

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ZIA has completed a study to understand the effect of metamictization on the milling of zircon. The full report is available exclusively to ZIA members.

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ZIA outlines the benefits of membership in new information for prospective members.

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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 to increase download speeds in next generation smartphones

New zirconia-containing 5G smartphone cases will enable stronger signals, much faster data download and wireless charging.

Ceramic tiles – a more sustainable choice with zircon

Zircon has an overall low environmental impact and significantly lower compared to calcined alumina, an alternative opacifier, in ceramic tiles

From bathrooms to medical implants

What links ceramic tiles, nuclear reactor cores, anti-perspirants and dental implants?