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Latest news updates from the Zircon Industry Association.
Read our latest blogs on the uses of zircon in our modern world.
ZIA elected a new Chair, Angelika Priese from Imerys Fused Minerals, at their recent AGM as the Association reported another year of progress.
The first Zircon Industry and Market Trends report will soon be publicly available.
ZIA’s 2022 conference was a resounding success. Attended by 124 delegates, from 30 countries representing 77 companies, it is the largest annual gathering of the zircon industry.
ZIA has published a series of case studies highlighting the work of our members and how it aligns with the ZIA values.
The global zircon and zirconia industry's annual conference is in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 13- 14 September 2022.
ZIA has published its first Zircon Industry and Market Trends report. Developed in collaboration with TZMI, it is available exclusively to members.
The report provides an independent and credible source of industry ESG data against 18 key performance indicators for the years 2018-2020.
Zircon-containing tiles have a lower environmental burden than those made with alumina according to a new Life Cycle Assessment study.
ZIA has published in annual ZIA in brief; a summary of the main activities and achievements of the association over the year.
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.
ZIA outlines the benefits of membership in new information for prospective members.
ZIA has established a set of membership values that serve to embed and continuously promote best practice throughout the industry
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.
Published in Spanish and English, the article discusses the sustainable benefits of zircon containing roof tiles.
A new study sheds light on zircon’s sustainability credentials and the findings could enhance roof tiles.
Following a review of over 2,600 peer-reviewed papers published in 2019, ZIA has identified the most popular areas of research.
ZIA’s new blog explains how zirconia-containing smartphone cases will enable stronger signals, much faster data download and wireless charging.
ZIA’s board has conducted a benchmarking exercise to ensure the association is best placed to deliver sustainable growth, development and value to members.
ZIA has launched a new video showcasing how zircon and zirconia support a sustainable world.
Zircon has a unique range of properties that make it ideal for advanced ceramics that ensure jet engines run cleanly and efficiently.
ZIA has published a radiation risk assessment (RRA) tool for use by zircon millers and zirconia producers.
Following a review of over 3,450 peer-reviewed papers published in 2018, the ZIA has identified the most popular areas of research.
The Zircon Industry Association has published additional guidance on the transport of zircon as a NORM.
The conference was attended by over 130 delegates, representing 96 organisations from 29 countries.
ZIA has published an updated edition of the 'Technical handbook on zirconium and zirconium compounds'.
Zircon can assist architects in lowering the environmental footprint of buildings they design.
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.
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).
The ZIA has published a comprehensive guide to the procedures and regulations involved in transporting 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.