Zirconium silicate ZrSiO4 and zirconium oxide ZrO2 use has increased in friction industry during last years. Their physical properties and consistency at high temperatures have aroused quite interest as abrasive materials for a wide range of applications on this field. Recent publications from sources such as the Zircon Industry Association (ZIA) reveal the lower environmental impact of zirconium compounds in comparison with Al2O3 regarding:

Moreover, several studies reveal how human activity is increasing aluminum release to the environment. Other publications report how this increase can be directly related with the bioaccumulation of aluminum spices which generate harmful environmental disturbances. Furthermore,there are also articles suggesting a possible connection between this increase and some neurotoxic diseases in human beings.

At rimsa, we are able to offer several grades of ZrSiO4 (ecoZir) and ZrO2 (metalOxZr), which will allow our customers to find the right match for their applications. ecoZir and metalOxZr features include a very stable and consistent particle size distribution and chemical composition.