ZIA 2017: What will electric vehicles do for zircon demand?

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Published: Friday, 29 September 2017

Attendees debate the effect of the rise of electric vehicles on demand for zirconia, which is used in brake pads.

Zircon producers are uneasily eyeing the rise in importance of electric vehicles, with uncertainty over how it will affect the use of the mineral in brake pads.

Speaking at the 2nd Annual Zircon Conference in Bologna, Roberto Dante, head of the friction team at Quartz s.r.l.s.u, told attendees that zirconia demand would...