Clariant SE BU Functional Minerals

Am Unisys-Park 1, 65843 Sulzbach am Taunus
Telephone +49 89 5110353
Fax +49 89 5110902


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GIFA 2015 hall map (Hall 12): stand C13

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GIFA 2015 fairground map: Hall 12

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 06  Moulding sands
  • 06.01  Sands
  • 06.01.04  Moulding sands with natural clay binder

Moulding sands with natural clay binder

  • 06  Moulding sands
  • 06.02  Moulding sand binders
  • 06.02.01  Bentonites and clays

Bentonites and clays

  • 06  Moulding sands
  • 06.03  Moulding sand additives, coatings for moulds and cores
  • 06.03.01  Lustrous carbon formers

Lustrous carbon formers

Our products

Product category: Bentonites and clays


GEKO® and ECOSIL® Clariant’s natural molding sand additives for superior quality in precision castings

Unrivaled precision, smooth processability and easy shake-out for iron and steel castings: GEKO® is the effective booster for foundry productivity and perfect castings. ECOSIL® lustrous carbon former adds the finishing touch, ensuring easy mold separation, improved surfaces and increased mold stability. Our unique eco-friendly technologies, GEKO® LE and ECOSIL® LE, drastically reduce emissions and help foundries comply with highly demanding environmental regulations and standards. This is our two-tiered Bentonite solution to provide a one-of-a-kind efficient molding system.

GEKO® and ECOSIL® are molding sand additives to provide superior quality precision castings for the highest foundry productivity.

Clariant’s vast knowledge, established products, and commitment to research & development provide an innovative, experienced, and reliable partner.

We are looking forward to your visit at our booth 12C13.

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About us

Company details

1,000+ needs, shaped up into a single solution: BENTONITE

Clariant is a globally leading specialty chemicals company, based in Muttenz near Basel/Switzerland. The company reports in four business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis & Energy, Natural Resources, Plastics & Coatings.

Clariant’s Business Unit Functional Minerals is the leading provider of specialty products and solutions based on Bentonite and synthetic minerals to enhance products and processes in various industries. Headquartered in Munich, Germany and operating on a worldwide scale, the Business Unit comprises the activities of the former Adsorbents Division of Süd-Chemie.

Due to its high surface area and strong binding properties, Bentonite is a true all-rounder that enhances a wide range of products and processes in various industries from food to foundry. As a leading provider of specialty products based on Bentonite, we are fully integrated in the complete value chain: from exploration, mining, processing and refinement to tailored industry and customer specific solutions. Our global network of mines, secure supply, efficient logistics and unparalleled application service is ready for your needs on 24 production sites worldwide – and looks back on over 100 years of experience. And above all we care for a sustainable development: after exploitation, we ensure the reclamation of every bentonite mining area - no trace left behind.

We are looking forward to your visit at our booth 12C13.

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