Ceramics minerals: Taking the floor

By Kasia Patel
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...

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