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