This publication is available free of charge and provides an easy to read guide to titanium and zircon and their entire value chains.
The publication discusses the mineral sands industry and the importance of titanium and zircon minerals to the sector. It details what is involved in extracting the minerals from the ground and the processing methods used to separate the minerals before they are shipped to the first step in their main multi-billion dollar value chains.
Various stages of the value chain are outlined and briefly examined as well as the processes involved in those junctures, for example: the majority of titanium minerals are shipped to titanium dioxide pigment producers, which then sell the TiO2 pigment to various end markets including paint and coatings manufacturers. Also included with the publication is a brief history of mineral sands and the development of the TiO2 pigment processes.
1 Introduction to the titanium and zircon value chains
5 What are mineral sands?
8 Markets and demand
Zircon 20 Processing
Zircon 28 History