about us

Minchem Limited has been formed by a management buy out of the minerals & chemicals division of
Palabora Europe Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Palabora Mining Co. Ltd, which in turn is part of
Rio Tinto plc.

Minchem Limited continues the business of the minerals & chemicals division and this includes special oxides, particularly zirconium oxides. Niche grades of aluminium, nickel, cobalt, tin and other oxides are also supplied. In addition, a range of reactive chemicals based around zirconium, nickel and cobalt are supplied to diverse applications in UK and overseas territories.

Minchem Limited represents the interests of Palabora Mining Company's zirconium ores and sulphate by way of a sole agency agreement with Zirconia Sales (UK) Limited.

We supply raw materials for:
Abrasives, Ceramics, Industrial and Auto Catalysts, Electronics, Leather Tanning, Technical and Advanced Ceramics,Refractories and other related industries