| Weekly Update – April 21, 2009 |
| This Week's Metalcasting News Review |
| || Sd-Chemie Inaugurates Emission-Free Core Plant |
Sud-Chemie says the Inotec binder system strengthens its “broad, green chemistry portfolio” of process and environmental catalysts, bentonite-based additives, water treatment, catalysts for second-generation biofuels, and heavy metal free plastic additives. Read more
| || Aerospace Supplier Contracts for Natural-Gas Management |
"Over the past couple of years energy prices have experienced extreme volatility, which is a big concern for us," explains Presto Casting controller Matt Verbin. "We are relieved that we can rely on U.S. Energy Services to assist us in curbing our energy costs." Read more
| || Alliance Castings Set for Idling |
Alliance Castings, an Ohio foundry producing railroad carriage wheels, plans to idle its plant in June for six to 18 months, according to local reports. The shutdown may be permanent, according the same sources. Read more
| || Fast to Market |
An investment caster takes a functional approach to prototyping, speeding the route from casting designs to finished products. Read more
| || REB Blog: A lot of wind |
"I'm as optimistic as anyone about the potential demand for products and materials, including castings, to supply wind power projects. But I don't think the effort to stimulate that demand is being held back by the fact that there is no carbon tax, …" Read more
| || FM&T Hall of Honor |
The FOUNDRY Management & Technology Hall of Honor recognizes men and women whose technical and process innovations; organizational leadership; professional and industrial standards; and personal contributions and achievements have improved and enhanced metalcasting as a science, as an industry, and as a community. Help us identify the next metalcaster to join the FM&T Hall of Honor. Read more
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