Zircon is a natural zirconium silicate mineral (ZrSiO4) although it is often represented as zirconia (ZrO2) which is an advanced ceramic material derived from zircon.

Its primary use is in the production of ceramics (tiles and sanitary ware), compromising of ~55% of global demand. Other uses include manufacture of refractory materials, foundry castings, zirconium metal, chemicals, and glass.

Smaller quantities of zircon are used in the manufacture of electronics, including mobile phones. Highly refined zircon is used to produce zirconium sponge, a high-end product used in the nuclear industry.

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Zircon contained in Image HMC is futher processed into final products with a wide range of applications globally.