SinterCast AB reported a new quarterly record for series production of compacted graphite iron during Q2 2022 – 3.6 million “engine equivalents,” or 180,000 metric tons (each engine equivalent being 50 kg of CGI.)
Stockholm-based SinterCast noted that Q2 2022 benefitted from high output at Tupy’s foundries in Brazil and Mexico, and the production ramp-up at Scania’s new foundry at Södertälje, Sweden.
Compacted graphite iron (CGI) is a lightweight cast iron that offers greater tensile strength, stiffness, and fatigue strength than gray iron or aluminum. The series production of CGI mainly involves diesel and gas engine manufacturers seeking to reduce weight, noise, and emissions for their designs.
SinterCast licenses the most widely used process control package for foundries producing CGI.
The developer noted that June’s SinterCast CGI production reached an annualized rate of 3.9 million “engine equivalents” (195,000 metric tons), equal to the all-time monthly high set in September 2019.
“With strong pent-up demand, new programs coming on stream and improving supply chains, we have achieved quarterly production records in the first and second quarters, providing a strong foundation for the second half of the year,” according SinterCast president and CEO Dr. Steve Dawson. “We expect these same factors to continue to drive our growth, enabling us to reach the 4 million engine equivalent milestone in the second half, and to continue the march toward our next goal of reaching the monthly five million engine equivalent milestone in 2024.”
(The data presented in this report has been revised, August 9, 2022.)