Zirconium Oxides (Dioxides) ZrO2

Zirconium oxides display outstanding thermal, mechanical and chemical properties, making them the material of choice for manufacturing advanced, fine and technical ceramics, and other specialist areas.

Ceramic materials produced from zirconium oxides typically show the highest mechanical strength and fracture toughness values, at room temperature, of any material type (for example when compared to alumina). As a result, they are regularly used for high wear-resistant, cutting and aesthetic applications. With customers increasingly looking to achieve higher levels of precision and reliability, zirconium oxides offer an unparalleled solution.

The benefits of zirconium oxides continue to expand into new markets. For example, the biocompatibility of zirconium oxides has seen their proliferation in the healthcare market for dental and joint replacement. Another growing application is for solid oxide fuel cells, powering the future of our green energy production process.

Combining this with the fact they are environmentally friendly materials, zirconium oxides certainly have their place as a future material.

We supply zirconium oxide materials into the following applications:

Advanced, Fine & Technical Ceramics


  • Dental Ceramics
    • Dental Crowns
    • Dental Implants
  • Joint Replacement

Engineering Parts

  • Centring Pins
  • Extrusion Dies
  • Thread / Wire Guides


  • Cubic Zirconia
  • Watch parts


  • Brake linings
  • Cement
  • Glass
  • Steel


  • Refractive index modifier

Electro Ceramics

  • Lead Zirconate / Titanate (PZT

Power Generation

  • Zirconium Metals (Nuclear)
  • SOFC

We supply the following zirconium oxide material types:

Zirconia Feedstocks

  • Zirconium Ore
    • Baddeleyite (Zirconium Oxide)
    • Eudialyte
    • Zircon (sand, flours and micronised)
  • Zirconium Oxide
    • Fused monoclinic
    • Chemical grades (from zirconium chemical)
    • Partially & fully stabilised (as powder or spray dried, ready to press)
      • Calcia (Ca)
      • Ceria (Ce)
      • Magnesia (Mg)
      • Scandia (Sc)
      • Yttria (Y)
      • And more…
    • Colours (range available)
  • Zirconia Toughened Alumina (ZTA)
  • Alumina Toughened Zirconia (ATZ)
  • Finished Products
    • Zirconia
      • Castable Mixes
      • Crucibles
      • Grinding Media
      • Setter Plates and Discs
      • Shapes
      • Tubes

Contact Minchem Ltd Today

We would be pleased to help with any technical enquiries that you may have. Samples are also available for testing upon request. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our dedicated team today, we will be more than happy to help and can also provide you with specialist technical advice.