Year in Review 2012: Zircon

By John Ollett
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

Zircon 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...

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