Zircon

Zirconium silicate (naturally occuring beach sand) has a high thermal expansion coefficient.

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This and its other properties are used in many industries:

  • ceramic tiles
  • refractory
  • foundry
  • nuclear

A rapidly growing sector for the use of zircon is the production of zirconium-based chemicals in the nuclear industry.

We offer Zircon Sand and Zircon Flour for all applications.

Zircon Sand

Zircon standard grades

Zircon Sand is typically available in one standard grade.

Zircon flour is available in 325# and 200# as standard.

Other grades may be available upon request. Contact your local Sales Representative for more information.

Zircon packaging

Both products are available in 25kg sacks as standard.

The typical properties of Zircon are:

Chemical properties of Zircon Sand

ZrO2 & HfO2
65.8%
SiO2
33.0%
Al2O3
1.1%
Fe2O3
0.09%
TiO2
0.24%
P2O5
0.08%

Chemical properties of Zircon Flour

ZrO2 + HfO2
65.8%
SiO2
33.0%
Al2O3
1.1%
Fe2O3
0.09%
TiO2
0.24%
P2O5
0.08%

Physical properties of Zircon

Bulk Density
2.7 kg/m3
Specific Gravity
4.6 g/cm3
Melting Point
2,200oC

Zircon mineral origin

Our products originate from Australia.

Zircon toxicology

Zircon is an inert material. Please refer to the Material Safety Datasheet (available to download) for further information.

Safety Data Sheet

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