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Greensand without organic additives for the production of iron castings (GO-APIC)

Objective

The idea to the project is generated in the EU-Thematic Network-Foundry Waste. The organic materials used as binders and additives in the mould sand cores for the production of iron castings create severe working environment and external environment problems. Coal dust is an additive used in greensand (clay bonded moulding sand). 80% of the iron castings produced are made in greensand moulds containing coal dust. The rest is made in organic chemical bonded moulds. Avoiding coal dust or other organic coal dust substitutes will create a more healthy and clean working environment in the iron foundries and at the same time give a sand waste far less contaminated with organic compounds more suitable for reuse in other industries. The objectives are to improve the environment, by the development of a new greensand for high production moulding in iron foundries by using inorganic additives instead of coal dust, giving as good castings quality as ordinary greensand. The objectives will be advanced through laboratory RTD, pseudo-industrial test casting, prototype test in industrial scale, and intensive dissemination of the results.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

DANISH TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Address
Kongsvang Allee 29
8000 Aarhus C
Denmark

Participants (7)

CASTINGS TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL
United Kingdom
Address
East Bank Road 7
S2 3PT Sheffield
GEORG FISCHER DISA A/S
Denmark
Address
Herlev Hovedgade 17
2730 Herlev
LAYCAST LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Sheffield Road
S13 9ZD Sheffield
S&B INDUSTRIAL MINERALS GMBH
Germany
Address
78,Schmielenfeldstrasse 78
45772 Marl
THE SWEDISH FOUNDRY ASSOCIATION
Sweden
Address
3,Tullportsgatan 3
550 02 Joenkoeping
VANGUARD FOUNDRY LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Bott Lane
DY9 7AN Stourbridge
VOLVO TRUCKS CORPORATION
Sweden
Address

541 87 Skovde