Zirconium

Zircomet News Archive

Here is an archive list of all our News Stories...

Q1 2021 sees prices increase for zirconium based materials

A number of factors has led to an industry wide increase in zirconium product pricing during Q1 of 2021. The main zircon sand producers, Iluka Resources and RBM...

Posted - 30-03-2021

Australian Critical Materials List

The Australian government has released a new prospectus aimed at highlighting the country's strong position on critical materials supply. While the term 'critic...

Posted - 13-11-2020

Covid-19 Update

Dear suppliers and customers, we hope you are staying safe and well as we face this global crisis. As we all adjust to a different way of working in the coming...

Posted - 25-03-2020

Zirconium Market Update

Zircon global demand The global demand for zircon sand in 2019 was 1.2Mtpa. The annual growth rate in demand has been around 1.5% for the last 5 years. This de...

Posted - 01-03-2020

Zircon Sand Pricing Update

During the course of 2019 the price of zircon sand reduced from USD 1660/mt to USD 1550/mt CIF China, a reduction of around 7%. Prices at the start of 2020 have...

Posted - 24-02-2020

Rio Tinto brings Richards Bay Minerals back online

After 4 weeks of closure, Rio Tinto says it has started the process of resuming operations at it's Richards Bay Minerals facility. All stakeholders have been in...

Posted - 05-01-2020

Rio Tinto closes Richards Bay Minerals operation

Rio Tinto, Richards Bay Minerals (RBM's) controlling shareholder with a 74% stake, shut it's KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa operation on Wednesday the 4th December...

Posted - 10-12-2019

Zirconium hydroxide as a raw material for catalyst support systems

Zircomet offers a range of zirconium hydroxide precursor raw materials used in the production of zirconium oxide catalyst support systems. Controlling the chemi...

Posted - 27-03-2019

New USA trade tariffs put on hold

Following the G20 summit in Buenos Aires last week, the USA has agreed to put on hold for 90 days the planned increase in trade tariffs on USD 200bn of Chinese...

Posted - 04-12-2018

Zircon sand supply 2019

Supply-demand for zircon sand is to remain in structural deficit in 2019 with tightness in supply and a positive demand outlook. A number of existing mines have...

Posted - 23-11-2018

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