Zirconium grinding media is used extensively in the paint and coating industry in basket mills, bead mills. Using the correct size bead is an integral part of the paint/coating process. For instance, on a basket mill depending on the viscosity and thixotropy of the material being ground, it is crucial to use a screen compatible for the size of bead being selected. This means that the pigment particles passing through the basket are constantly broken down with each pass on a basket mill. We are looking for number of passes through the basket rather than a tighter grind as on a bead mill. Normally a basket mill set up in the right configuration is 3x times faster than a conventional bead mill. We can offer trial facility if you are interested in learning more about this method of manufacture and achieving maximum production.