Life Cycle Assessment of Zircon Sand

This first ever cradle-to-gate zircon sand LCA is now available plus a comparison study with alumina as an opacifier

Dedicated to those involved in the production, transformation and use of zircon and zircon-based materials

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.

ZIA's mission is to represent and support the interests of the zircon, zirconia and zirconium value chains. The association will achieve this by educating and informing governments, industry bodies and other key stakeholders on the uses and benefits of zircon and its derivatives – including in the context of emerging regulatory challenges and industry-wide technical issues.

We hope that you will find all the information that you need about zircon and its derivatives. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please contact us.

LCA confirms lower environmental impact of ceramic tile production using zircon

The environmental impacts of the cradle-to-gate life cycle assessment (LCA) of zircon sand have been assessed for the first time in a just published study.

LCA confirms lower environmental impact of ceramic tile production using zircon

2018 AGM & Annual Conference

Bangkok, 6-7 September 2018 - View Conference Programme

2018 AGM & Annual Conference

Zircon Handbook

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


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ZIA Members can participate in market development, technical and R&D programmes and get access to our full Knowledge Bank and Zircon Academy.