Zirconium silicate is a chemical compound that is a zirconium silicate. In nature, it is found as zircon, a silicate mineral. Zircon flour is another name for powdered zirconium silicate. Zirconium silicate is typically colorless, however, impurities can provide a variety of colorations. Its qualities allow it to be employed in a wide range of common items, including ceramic tiles and medical implants, as well as in important industrial applications.
INCI Name- Zirconium Silicate
Molecular Formulae- ZrSiO4
Alternative Names- Zircon, Zirconium (IV) Orthosilicate
Purity of Ingredient-99%
Country of Origin- India
BENEFITS AND APPLICATIONS-
- It is mostly used to make flour, opacifier, fused zirconia, zirconium chemicals, chemical zirconia, and zirconium metal.
- Zirconium silicate is used directly in foundries, refractories, and other small applications.
- It is extremely stable and excellent for mixing with other minerals.
- The tile, sanitary ware, and tableware sectors all utilize a lot of zircon.
- Zircon is commonly used in glazes to provide opacity. Its limited expansion tends to prevent crazing in glazes.
- Because of the abrading angular micro-particles extending from the glaze surface, high volumes of zircon are employed in cutlery branding.
CONCENTRATION AND SOLUBILITY-
- It is recommended that a concentration of 1-100% should be used.
- It is insoluble in water, oil, and alcohol.