A core purpose of the Zircon Industry Association (ZIA) is to promote and support the development of new applications for zircon and its derivatives, as well as to support existing applications.

Our free Zircon Handbook (latest edition 2015) includes a chapter on emerging R&D along the zirconium value chain

R&D support

ZIA offers technical and financial support to selected R&D projects.

Project proposals may be submitted and will be reviewed by our Technical Committee. There is no prescribed format, but be sure to define the project's technical objectives, current state of the art and the anticipated benefits for the usage of zircon and/or its derivatives.

Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of various criteria, including:

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