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Clariant Functional Minerals

Am Unisys-Park 1, 65843 Sulzbach am Taunus

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GIFA 2019 hall map (Hall 12): stand C13

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Derya Baykal

Head of Marketing – Foundry
Business Unit Functional Minerals


+49 8761 82465


Lorenzo Sechi

Head of Business Group Foundry Additives
Business Unit Functional Minerals




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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

Clariant Foundry Additives

GEKO® and ECOSIL®: Natural molding sand additives 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, ECOSIL® LE and GEKO® 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.

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About us

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Clariant is a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, based in Muttenz near Basel/Switzerland. On 31 December 2018 the company employed a total workforce of 17 901. In the financial year 2018, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 6.623 billion for its continuing businesses. The company reports in four business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis, Natural Resources, and Plastics & Coatings. Clariant’s corporate strategy is based on five pillars: focus on innovation and R&D, add value with sustainability, reposition portfolio, intensify growth, and increase profitability.

Business UnitFunctional Minerals
1,000+ needs, shaped up into a single solution: Bentonite. Clariant’s Functional Minerals business unit is a world- leading provider of bentonite and synthetic material-based specialty products and solutions. The tailored products are designed to enhance products and processes in various industries. From mining the raw materials to processing them to tailoring them into customer-specific solutions, we provide you with 360° of service across the entire value chain.

Company data

Area of business
  • Moulding sands
  • Moulding sand preparation and sand reclamation
  • Moulding auxiliaries