Product Streams

Numerous applications and products steams exist for Titanium and Zircon as outlined below:

Zircon

Opacity (Whiteness)
High refractive index (Zircon refracts and reflects white light well)
Resistant
Water, chemical and abrasion resistance of glazes due to hardness of zircon
Opacifier in Ceramics
Floor and Wall tiles, sanitary ware, table ware
Temperature Stable
Low thermal expansion coefficient, high thermal conductivity due to hardness of zircon
Non-Wettability
Against molten metals
Refractory and Foundry
Steel / Glass production, casting of jet turbine engines
Low Thermal Neutron Absorption
Increases nuclear reactor efficiency
Inert
Corrosion Resistant
Zirconium Metal
Nuclear reactor cores / rod heat exchanges
Unique Properties
Compound derivatives of Zircon suitable for diverse industrial and chemical applications
Zirconia & Zirconium Based Chemicals
Refractions, pigments, abrasives, electronics, catalysts, fibre optics

Titanium Dioxide

Opaque, White and Bright
High refractive index (refracts * reflects white light)
UV Protection
Absorbs UV light energy (transfers to heat) – prevents fading, peeling and cracking
Non-Toxic
Safe for use in foods, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals
Pigment
Paints and coatings, plastics / paper
High strength to weight ratio
Strong as steel but 45% lighter, twice the strength of aluminium which provides an important fuel efficiency benefit in aerospace applications
Corrosion Resistant
Forms and inert protective oxide coating self-repairs when mechanically damaged
Titanium Metal
Aircraft engines & airframes, military equipment, chemical processing and desalination plants, medical and sporting equipment
Slag Formation
Important constituent of welding to shape, hold and protect the weld pool from atmospheric conditions
Welding Flux Agent
Ship building and fabrication
Nano Particles
Significant research into nanotechnology shows promising new applications for titanium dioxide
Nano Materials
Dye-sensitive solar cells, arsenic removal in water treatment, cancer treatment and noise absorption