Ceramics minerals: Taking the floor
Published: Wednesday, 24 February 2016
While technical ceramics may be a growing application for minerals such as kaolin and zircon, the majority of these are still consumed by traditional applications like construction and tiles. Kasia Patel, North American Editor, looks at some recent developments in the sector.
The ceramics industry is a major end market for several
minerals, including kaolin (also known as china clay),
feldspar, titanium dioxide (TiO2), wollastonite, zirconia and
zircon. Wall and floor tiles represent the largest end use
segment of the ceramics industry, which, aside from their
traditional applications as building materials, have...