Zirconium chemical market gains traction

By Cameron Perks
Published: Friday, 17 November 2017

Ceramics end markets absorb around half of zircon supply, but industry players the likes of Iluka see scope for chemical applications supplanting traditional uses.

The zirconium chemical industry has been the fastest growing zircon end-use sector in China, a fact easy to miss if you’re only reading company announcements.

Iluka’s 2017 investment day presentation revealed that the ceramics market demands 50% of zircon supply, the largest end-use for the mineral. Iluka is on...