ZIRCON

Zircon, normally a transparent beige coloured glassy mineral, finds its place in many an industrial application worldwide. Starting from ceramic tiles and refractories to a range of high-tech applications, Zircon compounds have a very low toxicity and are not perceived as a potential environmental hazard. They are even said to have some medicinal properties and are now increasingly preferred in the manufacture of food products and pharmaceuticals as well.

VVM’s zircon sand, otherwise OpaZr, is the unique product known for its higher whiteness and commendable durability.

(add a paragraph on ceramics) Zircon plays a vital role in the production of ceramics. It fosters rigidity, whiteness and shape to the ceramic products with variety. Withstanding of heat by any ceramic product is determined by the quantity and quality of zircon in it.

Opazr’s melting point is around 2200 C which is essential for the manufacture of high-tech applications such as armour plating on military aircraft, heat shield in space shuttles and potentially as solid oxide fuel cells in hydrogen powered vehicles in many industrial and chemical applications. Not only these, but also in minor dental applications.