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Zircon sand prices rise again, fused zirconium prices hold steady

Zirconium is a chemical element, is a high melting point metal, light gray.Density is 6.49g/cm3.The surface of zirconium is easy to form a layer of oxide film with luster, so the appearance of zirconium is similar to that of steel.At high temperature, it can react with non-metallic elements and many metal elements to form solid solution. The plasticity of zirconium is good, easy to process into plate, wire and so on.Zirconium can absorb oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen and other gases when heated, and can be used as hydrogen storage material.The corrosion resistance of zirconium is better than that of titanium, close to niobium and tantalum. Zirconium and hafnium are two metals that are chemically similar and symbiotic and contain radioactive material.

According to media reports, foreign zircon giant Iluka said recently that the sales price of zircon sand will continue to rise in the fourth quarter, increasing by $170 to $1580 a tonne.At present, the price of zircon sand compared with the first quarter of last year increased 47%.In the first half of this year, the supply and demand situation in the global zircon sand market continued to be tense last year. The price of raw manterial of Zirconium is keeping rise. The industry believes that China is the largest consumer of Iluka zircon sand. 80 to 90 percent of the use of zircon sand is in the ceramic industry. With the advent of the 5G era, the demand for electronic ceramics has reached a climax.

In August, the weak operation of zirconium melt said that the price increase of ILUCK still had no impact on the market. At present, some companies think it is more difficult to see whether the price of zirconium will rise in the later stage.According to report that the current market supply of fused zirconium exceeds demand, and the downstream demand for fused zirconium is weak, mainly in the buyerundefineds market.Downstream firms may not be able to accept a rise in the price of fused zirconium, which will also put some pressure on the price rise of fused zirconium,Fused zirconium production cost pressure is difficult to transfer to the price, profits will be reduced.Therefore, Zirconium melting enterprises will be very cautious and difficult it’s difficult to raise prices.

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