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New sustainability video launched

ZIA has launched a new video showcasing how zircon and zirconia support a sustainable world.

ZIA article published by Aerospace Manufacturing

Zircon has a unique range of properties that make it ideal for advanced ceramics that ensure jet engines run cleanly and efficiently.

ZIA produces radiation risk assessment tool

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

ZIA identifies principal areas of research relating to zircon, zirconium and zirconia

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

ZIA publishes best practice guidance on transporting zircon as a NORM

The Zircon Industry Association has published additional guidance on the transport of zircon as a NORM.

ZIA 2019 Annual Conference is largest to-date

The conference was attended by over 130 delegates, representing 96 organisations from 29 countries.

ZIA publishes updated Zircon Technical Handbook

ZIA has published an updated edition of the 'Technical handbook on zirconium and zirconium compounds'.

Zircon addition to ceramic roof tiles increases solar reflectance

Zircon can assist architects in lowering the environmental footprint of buildings they design.

ZIA updates guidance on working safely with zircon sands

ZIA has published updated guidance for those working with zircon sand. The leaflet and separate poster highlight how to handle zircon safely in the workplace.

The guidance highlights simple steps that organisations working with zircon sand should take, such as controlling dust within the plant and storing zircon in a ventilated warehouse.

Test confirms zircon sand is not corrosive to metal

A ZIA Industry Position Paper concludes that Zircon sand is not corrosive to metals when tested in accordance with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Interim Guidance for Conducting the Refined MHB (Materials Hazardous only in Bulk) Corrosivity (Cr) Test.

The paper outlines the findings of an independent test carried out by global consulting and advisory firm, DEKRA Insight (UK).

ZIA publishes Zircon Transport Guide

The ZIA has published a comprehensive guide to the procedures and regulations involved in transporting zircon.

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.


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