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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




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




Clariant became
THE GOLD SPONSOR of the 73rd World Foundry Congress             

Clariant foundry business: Natural, low-emission molding sand additives

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals with a global workforce of 17,000 employees, has extensive experience in developing solutions to the latest priorities of its customers. For the foundry business, as a partner of the foundry industry, Clariant understands the demanding requirements of casting production and the pressure to improve the ecological footprint of green sand casting.

Clariant’s Foundry Additives group draws on a worldwide production network of the company’s Business Unit Functional Minerals covering the most important markets in Europe, Asia and South America. This enables it to provide products and expertise right around the corner from customer locations.

The products build on the unique precision, smooth processing and surface finish, and easy shake-out associated with Clariant’s ECOSIL® lustrous carbon former ranges and GEKO® bentonite boosters for green sand castings. Used together or individually, GEKO® and ECOSIL® play an important role in mold production and during the subsequent separation of casting and mold material.

Adding to their sustainability value, customers choosing any GEKO® and ECOSIL® products have the assurance of Clariant’s responsible mining approach, and long-term supply continuity guaranteed by Clariant’s investment in its own bentonite mines and production facilities located close to customers worldwide.

Clariant’s dedicated Foundry Additives team offers an advanced two-tiered bentonite solution for precision iron and steel castings: Low Emission (LE) Technology

GEKO® LE consists of an optimum blend of high-quality bentonites, selected graphite grades and suitable dispersants. It minimizes BTEX emissions from the green sand system because it does not contain any volatiles and organic compounds. ECOSIL® LE combines the properties of GEKO® LE and high-quality coal in a premix form and features carefully selected types of bentonites, coal, graphite and dispersant grades. Both technologies have high actives concentration.


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

Ferro-Term began its activity in 1989. Since its beginnings the company is managed by three equal-share co-owners. Company is located in central Poland, in the city of Lodz. In 2009 new branch was launched – foundry plant in Topola Krolewska near Leczyca town. Years of experience allowed to develop stabile structure and focus efforts in three main areas:


Ceramic foam filters – company is the only Polish manufacturer of ceramic foam filters for iron, steel, aluminium and copper alloys

Refractories – Polish representative of Allied Mineral Products, manufacturer of high-quality refractory materials for ladles, induction furnaces, arc furnaces and cupolas linings.

Iron and steel foundry – modern foundry plant offers grey iron, ductile iron, carbon steel and alloy steel castings

Shotblasting machines – exclusive agent of Pangborn Group – a world leader in the field of metal surface treatment.


Wide choice of plates, rollers and other products of engineering plastics.  Ferro-Term is a representative of Allert GmbH – hinged steel belts manufacturer.


The company cooperates with partners from Germany, Netherlands, Italy and the United States in order to transfer the latest foundry industry technologies.

Ferro-Term is an independent company with experienced staff, manufacturing facilities, warehouses, own transport and ability to conduct research and development projects.

The company organizes conferences and meetings where innovative solutions are presented to customers.


Inductotherm Group became
THE BRONZE SPONSOR of the 73rd World Foundry Congress             


Inductotherm Group offers advanced technology for the engineering, manufacturing and service of thermal processing equipment used in the melting, heating, heat treating, forging, galvanizing, coating, cutting and welding of metals. Bringing together 40 companies with 38 manufacturing facilities located in 19 countries, Inductotherm Group delivers innovative products throughout the world. Customers rely on Inductotherm, Inductoheat, Thermatool, Radyne, Consarc and other trusted brands in the Inductotherm Group to provide outstanding equipment and services.


 Omega Foundry Machinery Ltd.  became
THE BRONZE SPONSOR of the 73rd World Foundry Congress             


With over 30 years of experience in the foundry machinery sector, Omega Foundry Machinery are one of the leading manufacturers of equipment for the chemically bonded or ‘no-bake’ process. We are a turn-key provider, covering the full spectrum of equipment needs to complete integration.

A strong global presence associated with channel partners in 54 countries alongside the strategically positioned subsidiaries in the USA, India, Australia, Malaysia, South Africa, Italy and two liaisons offices in Turkey and China, ensures we can provide the best solutions at competitive rates and support our customers globally in an efficient manner.

Omega is fully committed to achieving their vision of being the preferred supplier worldwide ….