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

ZIA will decide in July whether the planned annual conference will go ahead 8 - 9 September 2020 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


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ZIA has published a radiation risk assessment (RRA) tool for use by zircon millers and zirconia producers.

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Following a review of over 3,450 peer-reviewed papers published in 2018, the ZIA has identified the most popular areas of research.

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Downloads

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.

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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.

Blog

Zircon reduces environmental impact of buildings

Zircon-containing ceramic roof tiles increase solar reflectance, reducing the environmental impact of buildings

Zirconium’s essential role in nuclear engineering

Uses and development of zirconium alloys in the nuclear power industry.

Is zircon radioactive?

Radiation levels from zircon are low, whilst zirconia and zirconium metal are not radioactive.