Shifting sands: substitution and expanding markets
Published: Friday, 27 June 2014
Zircon and its derivatives face an uncertain future owing to competition from substitute materials, but where is additional demand expected to come from? Kasia Patel, Chief Reporter, investigates.
According to the Zircon Industry
Association (ZIA), an industry body set up in 2013 to represent
and promote the interests of the zircon industry, zircon and
its derivatives face a number of threats including competition
from substitute materials, such as alumina in ceramics
applications, and ever increasing industry regulation.