Year in Review 2012: Zircon
Published: Friday, 28 December 2012
Starting off the year in a bad place, things just got tougher for zircon with overstocks and substitute minerals looming
has had a rough ride this year, even compared with its flagging
sister industry of titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment
and associated feedstocks.
While the industrial mineral, which is used chiefly as an
opacifier in ceramic and enamel glazes for white and
super-white ceramic and porcelain tiles, is mined from...