zirconium oxychloride

zirconium oxychloride

[‚zər′kō·nē·əm ¦äk·sē′klȯr‚īd]
(inorganic chemistry)
ZrOCl2·8H2O White crystals that are soluble in water, insoluble in organic solvents, and acidic in aqueous solution; used for textile dyeing and oil-field acidizing, in cosmetics and greases, and for antiperspirants and water repellents. Also known as zirconyl chloride.
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In 2013, 90% zirconium oxychloride and zirconium silicate in the world were produced and processed in China, of which, above 85% were exported to the United States, Japan and Europe for the production of ceramics, zirconium dioxide products and nuclear-grade zirconium sponge.
surpassed 70,000 tons, involving 18,000 tons of zirconium silicate, 35,000 tons of zirconium oxychloride, and 7,000 tons of zirconium dioxide.
This is a common process for producing zirconium chemicals from zircon, such as zirconium oxychloride ("ZoC"), and utilized presently in China and other countries for this purpose.
Chinese companies have invested substantially in chemical facilities over the last decade, particularly for zirconium oxychloride which is the feedstock material for downstream zirconium chemicals.
Global zirconium chemical capacity is estimated to be 523,000tpy in 2014, with zirconium oxychloride (ZOC) comprising 80% of this.