Europe, the USA and, most notably, China have seen weak demand for zircon in some of its main applications such as decorative ceramics. Iluka Resources, who has been instrumental over the last 2 years in driving the price of zircon sand upwards, has had to reduce its pricing to compete with other suppliers. The average zircon sand price has now stabilised at USD 2000/mt FOB Australia. The reduction in zircon sand pricing should gradually filter through to the added value zirconium chemicals and zirconium oxides.
Zircon sand is the starting raw material for the production of the majority of Zirconium Chemicals and Zirconium Oxides, including Zirconium Oxychloride, Zirconium Basic Sulphate, Zirconium Basic Carbonate, Zirconium Acetate, Zirconium Nitrate, Zirconium Oxide, Yttria Stabilised Zirconia. For further information on Zirconium Chemicals and Zirconium Oxides, please contact us on: Tel +44 (0)1440 709709,