Products & Markets
High-Grade Zircon: a Valuable Commodity
Zircon’s increased usage and rising scarcity – especially for high-grade zircon – have led to a robust pricing environment: since existing reserves are being depleted, while few large deposits have entered the market over the last two decades.
Supply and Demand
GLOBAL ZIRCON SUPPLY AND DEMAND OUTLOOK
ZIRCON (PREMIUM GRADE) PRICE AND OUTLOOK TO 2027
• Opacity – Whiteness
• Low Thermal Expansion
• High Melting Point
• Low Thermal Conductivity
• Chemical Inert
• Low Neutron Absorption
A versatile mineral with many applications
Currently, over 50% of all zircon is used to provide whiteness, strength and corrosion resistance in ceramics manufacturing. In addition to ceramic tiles, zircon can be found in sinks, sanitary ware and tableware. Due to its degree of whiteness, Zircon from Kalimantan stands out among other mining regions and is particularly sought after by the ceramic industry.
Zircon is also used to produce synthetic gemstone and diamond imitations.