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At Minchem Ltd we pride ourselves on obtaining our raw materials from specially selected sources worldwide. Quality control is of a great importance to us and we always ensure that each product meets customer expectations.

Zirconium Oxides/Dioxides (Zr)

Unlike other ceramic materials, zirconium oxide, also known as zirconia, offers a very high resistance to crack propagation and excellent thermal and chemical resistance.

Zirconium Oxides (Dioxides) ZrO2

Zirconium Chemicals

We supply zirconium chemicals for a variety of industrial applications such as antiperspirants, automotive catalysts, healthcare, leather tanning, paint driers (siccatives), and pigment / paper coatings.

Zirconium (Zr) Chemicals

Who we represent

Minchem has been involved with Zr and Co for 40+ years, developing significant technical expertise and strong relationships within the industry. We represent leading worldwide Zr / Co oxide and chemical producers as agents / distributors.


Group Future

Minchem Group – Minchem Ltd is part of the larger Minchem Group, a collection of niche product suppliers providing a variety of goods and services to industrial markets worldwide.

About Minchem

Welcome to Minchem Ltd

Minchem Ltd was formed in the year 2000 by a management buy-out of the well-established Minerals and Chemicals division of Palabora Europe Ltd (then Mandoval Ltd), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Palabora Mining Co Ltd, South Africa, which in turn was part of Rio Tinto Plc.

Today we offer a range of specialised inorganic and mineral-based products for use in world markets in abrasives, animal feed, catalysts (industrial and auto), ceramics (advanced, fine and technical), chemical manufacture, healthcare, and other specialist areas. Carrying on from Palabora’s market leader position in Baddeleyite Zr products, our baseline is Zr oxides and reactive Zr chemicals.

We also supply aluminium oxidescobalt chemicals and titanium slag and more.

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Sectors We Supply To:

As we supply very niche products, we cover a very large range of industries. Some examples are:


During our many years in the business, we have built a reputation as the place to source a range of niche products, including zirconium oxideszirconium chemicalscobalt chemicals and other specialist items.

We are pleased to represent some of the leading manufacturers from around the world to provide you with the products, and most importantly the quality and service, you need. Please see below our formal relationships, but note we also work with many other suppliers to offer a package of materials.

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We would also be interested to become your agent and distributor should you need a specialist representative for niche chemical and ceramic raw materials.

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