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Used in pigment coating and as a leather tanning agent

Acid Zirconium Sulphate Tetrahydrate (AZST) is used as a source of zirconium to coat TiO2 particles. This enables the surface of the particle to reflect rather than absorb UV light which reduces the yellowing effect of sunlight.

The colourless zirconium species as found in AZST are ideal for the tanning of white leathers.

CAS Number:              14644-61-2
Chemical formula:     Zr(SO4)2·4H2O
Appearance:               A white crystalline powder soluble in water
Packaging:                  25kg bags and 1000kg bulk bags

Typical Chemical Analysis:

ZrO2 + HfO2*              33% min
Fe2O3                          50 ppm max
TiO2                            100 ppm max
SiO2                            100 ppm max
NaO2                           500 ppm max

*HfO2 accounts for approximately 2wt% of this total.