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.
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.
THE SILVER SPONSOR of the 73rd World Foundry Congress
Foseco, is a world leader in the supply of foundry consumables and solutions. The foundry process is highly sequential and critically dependent on consistency of product quality and productivity optimization. Our solutions and advanced computer simulation techniques allow foundries to reduce casting defects such as pinholes, shrinkage cavity, inclusions, scabbing, penetration or veining. Hence the Foseco products reduce labor-intensive fettling and machining, minimize metal usage requirements, influence the metal solidification process and automate moulding and casting, thus reducing cost, energy usage and mould size.
The comprehensive range of foundry consumables and equipment for iron, steel and non-ferrous foundries includes insulating and exothermic feeding systems, filters for liquid iron, steel and aluminum, direct pour technology, solidification simulation software, non-ferrous metal treatment and degassing systems, metal stream inoculation, advanced coatings, environmentally friendly binders, lining systems for ladles and furnaces as well as energy saving crucibles.
Targi Kielce SA
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.
Ferro-Term Sp. z o. o.
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.
CONSULTING AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES IMPLEMENTATION
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 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.
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 ….
Metalpol Węgierska Górka Sp. z o.o.
METALPOL WĘGIERSKA GÓRKA Sp. z o.o is a cast iron foundry, that will celebrate its 180th anniversary in 2018. We have been a supplier of cast iron products for railway, automotive and mining industries, building and agricultural machines as well as water distribution networks for many years. Our products, made mainly of ductile cast iron, are delivered all over Europe as well as to USA, Mexico, Brazil, Malesia and China.
METALPOL currently owns two moulding lines. Our products can be manufactured either on a BMD moulding line with horizontal mould parting and dimensions of 840 x 740 x2 x250 mm, or on an innovative electric moulding line LORAMENDI e-VMM 6080D with vertical mould parting and package dimensions of 850 x 650 mm. In 2017 we have completed an investment enabling us to manufacture 30 000 tons of castings with high quality requirements. In order to meet all requirements of our customers, METALPOL implements new technologies, develops and improves its current production and offers high quality castings.
METALPOL owns the following Certificates of Integrated Management System: ISO 9001:2008, ISO TS 16946:2009 and ISO 14001:2004. The company employs nearly 300 qualified workers who in 2017 manufactured 16 000 tons of castings, mainly of ductile cast iron.
Silum Sp. z o.o.
„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.
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.
Iron Foundry WULKAN SA
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.
The KIMURA Group’s
The KIMURA Group’s early attention on “Full Mold Casting process” and its continuous pioneering research led to success in the industrialization of the foundry product in an early stage in Japan. We didn’t stick to the conventional casting method. We established our own exclusive casting method much earlier than other casting companies in the industry. With the use of leading digital technology, we developed a high production line with our own techniques in order to give better customer service. We also introduced the most innovative non-pollution facilities. In April 1988, Omaezaki Factory(Shizuoka Prefecture) commenced operation base on the theme of the new generation foundry that is environmentally friendly environment completely changed the image of the conventional foundry. We received ISO 9001 certification which is the International Standard quality management system and Lloyd for the quality assurance. We also received ISO 14001 certification which acknowledges the foundry’s compliance with the requirements of local and global environmental management system. Based on this clean foundry, we aim to establish a smart foundry with high-end facilities including such as safety, high quality, high accuracy, automation, unmanned by tackling the worldwide innovative production system, technology and the flow of products.
Odlewnie Polskie SA
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.