Current and future foundry technology is, and will be focused on the production castings with ever more complex geometries and near net shape becoming of greater importance. The increasing technical demands for thin walled castings exert a high thermal and mechanical loading to the mould during production. High quality bentonite bonded moulding sands are able to offer the optimum solution for mould stability, providing not only the requisite mechanical properties but the necessary flexibility for the production of castings that comply with the ever stringent demands for quality and productivity. The ability to reclaim these sands and additives in an increasingly environmentally conscious society makes the application of this technology attractive economically due to a low and sustainable cost.
Moulding sand binders from IKO represent state of the art technology. High thermal durability and strength of our bentonite binders combine to enable the production of castings having a low rejection, the low consumption and minimum refreshment of the moulding sand offering strong ecological compatibility. Our range of binders ensures we are able to provide the right technical solution for every application.
With IKO you are guaranteed a consistent and high quality product due to our constant drive for effective resource management of our raw materials, the acquisition of new reserves ensuring long term availability of materials and future partnerships with our current and prospective clients.
Product category: Filterelements for liquid metals
Modern advanced filter technology with extruded honeycomb variants both for iron and for non-ferrous metallurgies. Available in different formats – round, rectangular and square, the required filtration is achieved primarily by selection of the correct mesh width for individual applications with filtration performance quickly calculable. The number and format can be readily adjusted to the poured weight.
Filter Boxes Ceramic filter boxes with filter mount for large metering, hearth or tank furnaces with filtering capacities of up to 1.000 kg aluminium.
Following the acquisition of S&B Industrial Minerals by IMERYS Group, the IKO brand, after more than 50 years as a key supplier of moulding and core sand additives to the global Foundry industry, is replaced by IMERYS Metalcasting Solutions. Our commitment to the environment has resulted in the development of the emission free ENVIBOND® greensand binder system and the environmentally friendly inorganic IWB core binder system.
The values symbolized by the brand “knowhow, customised service, quality and innovation” become even stronger under the IMERYS umbrella.