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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 December 2017
ACCEPTANCE OF ABSTRACTS        1st March 2018
CAMERA-READY ABSTRACT        1st June 2018
SUBMISSION OF FULL PAPER        27th September 2018



 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.



Hüttenes-Albertus became
THE GOLD SPONSOR of the 73rd World Foundry Congress             


Hüttenes-Albertus (also worldwide known as HA) is the premium international supplier of chemical products and services dedicated to the foundry industry. HA offers its partners a complete range of advanced binder systems and auxiliary products for every stage of the foundry manufacturing process, accompanied by comprehensive technical and logistic support.

With a strong global network, involving about two thousand dedicated employees in more than 30 countries, the HA Group enables its customers to make use of best state-of-the-art products. Materials labeled with the HA brand are used in the production of casted parts, serving all industrial segments such as automotive, energy, transportation and engineering.

In Poland the HA Group is represented by HA Polska, well known as “first address” in the continuously developing Polish foundry industry. HA is firmly committed to offering high-tech, economical and eco-friendly products together with an extensive range of services to the foundry industry. In Poland and worldwide.


Iron Foundry WULKAN SA. became
THE BRONZE SPONSOR of the 73rd World Foundry Congress             

Iron foundry WULKAN SA produces grey cast iron for the automotive, machine and construction industries. The company combines rich foundry tradition with modern casting and machining technologies. WULKAN offers its customers a complete experience, from tooling design and construction, through raw casting, up to the mechanical treatment and coating application. The annual production capacity is about 9000 tons of castings. The company is ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified. WULKAN SA along with its subsidiaries creates a casting group, which provides its customers with the best quality of manufactured products and full service. The subsidiary LAWA deals with mechanical processing as well as foundry tooling design and production.

FENIX MACHINES, also being  a part of the group, manufactures numerically controlled grinding machines. Application of modern CNC grinding machines in the foundry process ensures accuracy of the shape of the grinded product, high process efficiency, elimination of hard human work and also natural environment friendly process.


Kimura Foundry CO., Ltd became
THE BRONZE SPONSOR of the 73rd World Foundry Congress             


Odlewnie Polskie SA became
THE BRONZE SPONSOR of the 73rd World Foundry Congress             

Odlewnie Polskie S.A. is a modern foundry that manufactures castings for the international market of automotive industry, industrial fittings, energy industry, agricultural machinery and other kinds of machine industries. Thanks to investments in technology (27 million euro in recent years) the foundry produces 17 000 tonnes of spheroidal, grey, SiMo and ADI iron castings annually (with mechanical treatment and machining). Because of robotized foundry plant, progressive software, modern measuring devices and Research and Development Center the company is able to guarantee the best quality of offered goods.

Certificates: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, TECHNICAL RAILWAY APPROVAL no. AT/07-2013-0294-00 issued by Railway Institute.