Zircon prices at risk from substitute and dilutive products

By Laura Syrett
Published: Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Buyers accuse miners of unfair mark ups and pursue savings; prices sustainable for now

Zircon prices and demand are being undermined by solidifying downstream preference for cheaper substitute materials, industry participants have told IM.

European zircon-based chemical producers said that the sharp price jumps for zircon in 2010 and 2011 forced buyers into thrifting (using as little zircon as possible in compounds) and, where...

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