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Weekly Update April 21, 2009

April 21, 2009
Sd-Chemie starts "emission-free" core plant Aerospace supplier contracts for natural-gas management Alliance Castings set for idling
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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
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Fast to Market An investment caster takes a functional approach to prototyping, speeding the route from casting designs to finished products. Read more
Forums And Blogs
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
Announcements
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
Upcoming Events
ASTM Occupational Health & Safety Meeting
Washington, DC — April 27-28, 2009 Read more
NADCA's Zinc Die Casting Course
Wheeling, IL — April 30, 2009 Read more
NADCA's Gating Design Course
Wheeling, IL — May 5-6, 2009 Read more
ACCCI Spring Meeting
Longboat, FL — May 7-8, 2009 Read more
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