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April 25, 2014
ASK Chemicals presenting technical know-how at the 71st World Foundry Congress 2014 Long-term focus on sustainability High-efficiency binders Secure metal filtering Net/gross yield optimization

At this year’s World Foundry Congress in Bilbao, Spain, casting technologies developer and supplier ASK Chemicals representatives will be presenting a series of lectures demonstrating the range of the group’s know-how and expertise. These presentations will complement ASK’s broader presentation of its product line at the concurrent exhibition.

The 71st WFC event is scheduled for May 19-21 in Bilbao. ASK Chemicals will be one of the Gold Sponsors for the annual gathering of metalcasting producers, suppliers, and experts.

Detailing its plans for the event, ASK Chemicals noted that its research and development focus has been set on sustainability for a long time. Notable efforts have been made to reduce emissions by decreasing binder dosages, or via continuing developments for water-based coatings technology. Innovative solutions like INOTEC, the inorganic binder system, or ECOCURE SL, a cold box binder with a solvent-free part two, are demonstrable proof of ASK Chemicals’ efforts toward environmentally friendly solutions that simultaneously provide high- performing product quality.

In Bilbao, ASK Chemicals experts will present interesting papers on new concepts and innovative products, such as “Environmentally friendly and highly efficient binder systems for self-curing,” authored and presented by Antoni Gieniec, senior product manager, No-Bake. He will show how a targeted optimization of a binder system can lead to considerable reductions in emissions and to an improvement of the working conditions in the foundry.

Another paper to be presented, “UDICELL - Tubular foam ceramic filters for the foundry industry,” will be presented by Ulrich Voigt, product manager Filters Europe. UDICELL filters are especially well suited for secure filtering of large quantities of liquid metal and feature a unique, value-added design. The advantages of this design include more than three times the filter area compared to a conventional plate-shaped filter of the same size; a self-supporting geometry; a minimized risk of filter breakage; a compact structure; and a quick and easy installation.

A third paper, “Net/gross yield optimization on high-value added steel castings,” to be presented by Jaime Prat, senior global advisor, Feeding Systems, addresses a new benchmark in feeding systems for risers and sleeves. This presentation will include the new feeding tools and their interaction with the foundry process variables in order to achieve at least a 50% decrease in the feeding volume.

These are three among seven papers that ASK Chemicals’ foundry experts will present at the 71st World Foundry Congress, an important event for technicians who want to be up-to-date on the latest innovations and trends.