SZS Micro Beads

Zirconium Silicate

Features of Zirconium Silicate Grinding Media
High chemical resistance – suitable for wet operations
  • Zirconium silicate is inert virtually to all acids, bases, solvents, and other corrosive fluids and slurries except hydrofluoric acid, so it is suitable for wet grinding and there is no contamination caused by solved media material.
  • These grinding media do not oxidize in the presence of aqueous dispersions.  As a result, they offer the advantages of the density of metallic media without oxidation and colouring problems.
  • Zirconium silicate grinding media provides good results when used in wet grinding and dispersing applications, including the processing of highly viscous materials. It is suitable particularly for dispersing and mixing of paints and inks.
Conditioned, smooth surface – reduced mill and media wear, less contamination 
  • A special polishing process ensures high surface quality. The grinding balls have got smooth surface.
  • The preconditioning makes unnecessary the running-in period with new grinding media.
  • The smooth grinding bodies are easy to clean which provides reduced solvent consumption and time saving when changing product lines and minimizes cross contamination as well
  •  The smooth, nearly defect-free surface of zirconium silicate grinding media considerably reduces mill and media wear. This also reduces the contamination of the formulation.
Fully Solid, Spherical Shape 
  • The bead has a fully solid, spherical shape, and does not contain air pockets or surface satellites.
  • Beads do not break during the milling process.
  • The user benefits from reduced cleaning time and the prevention of clogging.
  • The high sphericity of the beads also contributes to decreased mill and media wear.
Uniform Size
  • The unique dripping process produces a very narrow range of sizes (0.2mm), eliminating undersized beads that require separation.
  • This precise sizing guarantees good flow ability of the slurry and increases media life.
Applications of Zirconium Silicate Grinding Media – For a Wide Range of Formulation
Paint and Coatings Industry 
  • thermal paper coatings, carbon paper coatings
  •  inorganic and organic pigments, like titanium dioxide, ultra marine, iron oxide, etc.
  • pigments and colouring agents for textile dyes plastics, food
  • toner materials for photocopiers and laser printers
  • for the high purity dispersion and mixing of printing inks and UV inks
Electronic Industry 
  • iron and chrome based magnetic materials (for audio, video, recording tapes) and other magnetic materials
  • piezoelectric materials, dielectric materials (for high purity grinding where the media should not discolour the mix being ground or cause any impurity due to wearing of the media)
  • electronic grade ceramics (ferroelectric, piezoelectric, dielectric, capacitors, sensors, etc.)
Cosmetic industry
  • fine grinding of pigments and solids for lipsticks, skin and sun protection creams
  • processing of face powders, liquid make-ups
  • other cosmetics and toiletries
Mineral Industry 
  •  aluminium hydroxide
  •  rare-earth materials and other minerals
  •  lead, copper and zinc sulphide 
Paper Industry
  • process of whitener (CaCO3) for the paper production 


Property values, application information and recommendations we mentioned are based on various sources and estimates of experience. We intend this to be a reliable guide, but we do not guarantee the applicability, completeness, or accuracy of the information. The information is not to be interpreted as absolute material properties nor does it constitute a representation or warranty for which we assume legal liability. User shall determine suitability of the material for the intended use and assumes all risk and liability whatsoever in connection therewith.
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