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World Foundry Organization

Polish Foundrymen’s Association


It’s been a quarter of a century since we last had the privilege of hosting members of the World Foundry Organisation in Poland. This has been a crucial period in the history of our country and our industry. So it comes as no surprise that we are thrilled that in September 2018 we will once again have the pleasure of greeting you in Krakow and other Polish cities. This time, WFO sessions will take place in a modern convention centre with a view of the Royal Castle in Krakow. They will be accompanied by fascinating exhibitions, including international trade fairs, and Polish industry and research centres will also be represented. We are certain that the Congress will also be a time for cultural and aesthetic experiences. Krakow is waiting for participants from all over the world, and the organisers will do their best to make the occasion a memorable display of the country’s hospitality. Please come visit us!

Polish Foundrymen’s Association

and  the Organisational Committee of the 73rd World Foundry Congress



The Organizational Committee informs that


28th FEBRUARY 2018.


However, those interested in submitting abstracts (presented as a paper or poster) are kindly requested to register their participation via online registration (http://www.73wfc.com/registration-2/) and send the abstract title by e-mail to papers@73wfc.com , as soon as possible. 




EARLY REGISTARTION         October 2017 – 30th June 2018
LATE REGISTRATION         30th June 2018 – 31st August 2018
ABSTRACT SUBMMISION        1st October – 28th February 2018
ACCEPTANCE OF ABSTRACTS        30th April 2018
CAMERA-READY ABSTRACT        1st June 2018
SUBMISSION OF FULL PAPER        27th September 2018




 Silum Sp. z o.o. became
THE BRONZE SPONSOR of the 73rd World Foundry Congress             


„SILUM” is a private limited liability company established in 1990. The core business of the company is the production of die casting Al-Si alloys which weight from few up to 6000 g.

Along with the development of the manufacturing potential of the foundry, the infrastructure related to its function was developed, in particular the tool room and the machining department. In 1997, two new companies were separated from „SILUM”.

These are: „SILTOOL” Tool Factory, which manufactures foundry tools and „SILBIKE”, which performs machining of castings and produces metal products made with use of machining technology.

The production profile of „SILUM” is an assortment of about 350 different die castings. The main customers of our products are household appliances, automobile accessories, gas measuring and reducing devices, and electrical products. Tens of percent of our products are sold to European Union countries. Castings are delivered according to customers wishes in raw, cleaned, machined or in assembled components. Company owned shipping allows delivery of goods to the customer’s warehouse.


 Targi Kielce SA became
THE SILVER  SPONSOR of the 73rd World Foundry Congress             


Expos – the passion we have been filled with for 25 years!

Targi Kielce S.A., ranked second among all Central and Eastern Europe’s expo centres is Poland’s most rapidly developing company of this kind. Every year, Targi Kielce is the stage for more than 75 expos and 700 conferences; most of these events enjoy the international status. Among them there is the 73rd World Foundry Congress „Creative Foundry” in Krakow; Targi Kielce is the Congress sponsor and co-organizer.

Targi Kielce celebrates its 25th Anniversary this year; the expo-centre’s history is also associated with METAL – the International Fair of Technologies for Foundry METAL. 2018’s METAL trade show will host industry insiders who attend the World Foundry Congress. The Kielce expo centre is world-famous owing to its International Defence Industry Exhibition which comes at par with Paris’ and London’s defence industry trade-shows. Targi Kielce is also home for PLASTPOL – plastics and rubber processing business sector expo, Poland’s most international trade fair.  AGROTECH with more than 70,000 visitors is Poland’s largest agricultural technology expo. Targi Kielce is also the presentation stage for the sacral, funeral, sport, children and cycling exhibitions and many others.

Targi Kielce is where business, science, arts and medicine meet, the venue for conferences, congresses and seminars, jubilee ceremonies. Poland’s most state-of-the-art expo and congress pavilion can be used as the venue for  events for 4,500 people. The Congress Centre with its 19 conference halls can host up to 1,000 people. The Kielce Expo Centre is ranked second in Central and Eastern Europe in terms of number of exhibitors and exhibition space leased; Targi Kielce is ahead of Hungexpo Budapest, Brno and Kyiv exhibition centres. Every year the Kielce staged expo host 250,000 visitors from 60 countries, 7.6 thousand exhibiting companies. The total rented exhibition space accounts to 255 thousand m2.


 ASK Chemicals became
THE BRONZE SPONSOR of the 73rd World Foundry Congress             

ASK Chemicals is one of the world’s largest suppliers of foundry chemicals and consumables, with a comprehensive product and service portfolio of binders, coatings, feeders, filters, and release agents, as well as metallurgical products including inoculants, Mg-treatment, and inoculation wires and master alloys for iron casting. Core manufacturing and development of prototypes as well as a broad offer of simulation services complete the range of supply.

With research and development in Europe, America, and Asia, ASK Chemicals sees itself as the driving force behind industry-specific innovations and is committed to offering customers a consistently high level of quality. Flexibility, quickness, quality, and sustainability, as well as cost-effective products and services, are of key importance.