The EC may class zirconium as a critical raw material next year
Published: Monday, 18 November 2019
The European Commission may step in to encourage domestic European production of zirconium, which has no replacement for uses in aerospace and nuclear power.
By Keith Nuthall
The European Commission (EC) will consider in 2020 whether
to add zirconium to the EU’s list of critical raw
materials, with the intention of encouraging production and
recycling of the metal, Fastmarkets understands.
In its metal form, zirconium is so resistant to corrosion
that it is...