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Zircon industry optimistic for price rises

By Laura Syrett
Published: Monday, 18 May 2015

Producers in Australia and Africa see potential for market tightness but this could be scuppered by near-term new supply.

Zircon industry participants are hopeful for price rises in the near future, as supply of the refractory and ceramic opacifier mineral looks set to tighten.

Sources confirmed the prices remain within IM’s current ranges at present. Zircon values have held firm since the end of 2014, even as prices for pigment...

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