ASK Chemicals GmbH

Reisholzstr. 16-18, 40721 Hilden
Germany
Telephone +49 211 711030
Fax +49 211 71103-35
info@ask-chemicals.com

This company is main exhibitor of

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GIFA 2019 hall map (Hall 12): stand A22

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GIFA 2019 fairground map: Hall 12

Contact

Verena Sander

Phone
+49 211 71103-948

Email
verena.sander@ask-chemicals.com

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 02  Melting shop
  • 02.06  Operating materials and supplies for the melting shop
  • 02.06.02  Slag-forming additives

Slag-forming additives

  • 02  Melting shop
  • 02.06  Operating materials and supplies for the melting shop
  • 02.06.03  Melt additives and covering fluxes for ferrous cast alloys

Melt additives and covering fluxes for ferrous cast alloys

  • 04  Metallic charge materials
  • 04.01  Charge materials for iron, steel and malleable iron casting
  • 04.01.01  Pig iron

Pig iron

  • 04  Metallic charge materials
  • 04.01  Charge materials for iron, steel and malleable iron casting
  • 04.01.04  Alloying metals, master alloys

Alloying metals, master alloys

  • 04  Metallic charge materials
  • 04.01  Charge materials for iron, steel and malleable iron casting
  • 04.01.05  Inoculants

Inoculants

  • 04  Metallic charge materials
  • 04.01  Charge materials for iron, steel and malleable iron casting
  • 04.01.06  Nodularizing additions for spheroidal graphite cast iron

Nodularizing additions for spheroidal graphite cast iron

  • 06  Moulding sands
  • 06.01  Sands
  • 06.01.01  Silica sand

Silica sand

  • 06  Moulding sands
  • 06.01  Sands
  • 06.01.03  Zircon sand and flour

Zircon sand and flour

  • 06  Moulding sands
  • 06.01  Sands
  • 06.01.05  Sands, other

Sands, other

  • 06  Moulding sands
  • 06.02  Moulding sand binders
  • 06.02.02  Synthetic resin binders for cold setting processes

Synthetic resin binders for cold setting processes

  • 06  Moulding sands
  • 06.02  Moulding sand binders
  • 06.02.03  Synthetic resin binders for gassing processes

Synthetic resin binders for gassing processes

  • 06  Moulding sands
  • 06.02  Moulding sand binders
  • 06.02.04  Synthetic resin binders for thermosetting processes

Synthetic resin binders for thermosetting processes

  • 06  Moulding sands
  • 06.02  Moulding sand binders
  • 06.02.05  Sodium silicate binders

Sodium silicate binders

  • 06  Moulding sands
  • 06.02  Moulding sand binders
  • 06.02.07  Binders for investment casting

Binders for investment casting

  • 06  Moulding sands
  • 06.02  Moulding sand binders
  • 06.02.08  Moulding sand binders, others

Moulding sand binders, others

  • 06  Moulding sands
  • 06.03  Moulding sand additives, coatings for moulds and cores
  • 06.03.02  Moulding sand additives, others

Moulding sand additives, others

  • 06  Moulding sands
  • 06.03  Moulding sand additives, coatings for moulds and cores
  • 06.03.03  Mould and core coatings

Mould and core coatings

  • 06  Moulding sands
  • 06.04  Moulding sands ready-to-use
  • 06.04.01  Precoated sands for shell moulding

Precoated sands for shell moulding

  • 06  Moulding sands
  • 06.04  Moulding sands ready-to-use
  • 06.04.03  Moulding sands ready-to-use, others

Moulding sands ready-to-use, others

  • 08  Moulding auxiliaries
  • 08.04  Mould and core adhesives

Mould and core adhesives

  • 08  Moulding auxiliaries
  • 08.05  Cores, prefabricated

Cores, prefabricated

  • 08  Moulding auxiliaries
  • 08.06  Chaplets

Chaplets

  • 09  Gating and feeding
  • 09.02  Breaker cores

Breaker cores

  • 09  Gating and feeding
  • 09.03  Filterelements for liquid metals

Filterelements for liquid metals

  • 09  Gating and feeding
  • 09.04  Exothermic materials

Exothermic materials

  • 09  Gating and feeding
  • 09.06  Strainer cores

Strainer cores

  • 09  Gating and feeding
  • 09.07  Feeder sleeves

Feeder sleeves

  • 09  Gating and feeding
  • 09.08  Funnels and filter Systems

Funnels and filter Systems

  • 22  Environmental protection and waste removal
  • 22.01  Flue gas cleaning plants

Flue gas cleaning plants

  • 24  Information processing
  • 24.01  Data processing, product development and optimisation software CAD/CAE

Data processing, product development and optimisation software CAD/CAE

  • 24  Information processing
  • 24.02  Simulation of casting processes

Simulation of casting processes

  • 24  Information processing
  • 24.07  Engineering services

Engineering services

  • 25  Additive Manufacturing
  • 25.03  Machinery, equipment and process for additive manufacturing
  • 25.03.02  Binder Jetting

Binder Jetting

  • 25  Additive Manufacturing
  • 25.05  Research, development, associations, institutions

Research, development, associations, institutions

  • 26  Consulting, design, service and engineering

Consulting, design, service and engineering

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Apr 3, 2019

VEINO ULTRA 2000 additive reduces release agent application and increases tool availability

High efficiency with low dosage

Hilden/Germany, 03.04.2019 – ASK Chemicals is launching a new additive at GIFA that makes it possible to reduce the application of release agents and increase tool availability through longer cleaning intervals. The new hybrid additive was developed especially for use in the Cold Box process. 

The increase in material efficiency - that is the ratio of production quantity to material input - is an important factor in reducing production costs and increasing competitiveness. New product developments can contribute to increasing efficiency, that is to say achieving the same or higher performance at lower dosages, or they offer the additional benefit of saving other materials in the process or reducing their consumption.

Thanks to its special formulation, the new additive VEINO ULTRA 2000 offers an excellent release effect at a dosage of only 0.5-2%, leading to lower amounts of release agent usage and increased tool availability. Initial experience in series application shows that application of the release agent can be reduced by approx. > 25 % depending on the amount of additive and the tool design.

Moreover, the new hybrid additive combines the well-known advantages of organic and inorganic additive solutions with significantly reduced odor and emission loads: It has a very good anti-veining effect and makes it possible to replace expensive special sands partially, or completely. VEINO ULTRA 2000, similar to VEINO ULTRA 3010, the flagship additive for coating-free casting applications, can – under certain conditions - also be used for coating-free applications.

"Finally, VEINO ULTRA 2000 is particularly suitable for use in filigree geometries, as it offers very high image accuracy due to the good flowability of the core moulding material mixture," adds Ismail Yilmaz, technical product manager for additives, mentioning the advantages of the product. "When developing our products, we always make sure that we offer our customers valuable, additional benefits in order to make even more efficient casting production possible."

ASK Chemicals is presenting this and other efficiency enhancing solutions at the GIFA in Duesseldorf from June 25-29, 2019 in Hall 12, booth A22.

Further information about GIFA is available at www.gifa.ask-chemicals.com.

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Mar 25, 2019

Interview with Dr. Jens Müller, Global Head of Research & Development of ASK Chemicals GmbH

Sustainability is more than (simply) taking care of the environment

In this interview, Dr Jens Müller, Global Head of Research & Development at ASK Chemicals GmbH, sets out the case for holistic sustainable operations. Because, in his opinion, sustainable entrepreneurial activities extend beyond simple environmental awareness. At the forthcoming GIFA, the world’s leading trade fair for foundry technology, which will be taking place in Düsseldorf from 25 to 29 June 2019, ASK Chemicals full colors will be on display for environmentally sound and sustainable solutions.

The demands to reduce CO2 or, ideally, to achieve CO2 neutrality are becoming increasingly louder. How is ASK Chemicals responding to these demands?

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Mar 25, 2019

New low-formaldehyde system for cold box production

ASK Chemicals presents new binder-additive-coating system for compliance with formaldehyde limits

Hilden/Germany, 22.03.2019 – German foundries are faced with the challenge of reducing formaldehyde emissions in the exhaust gas flow of their existing plants from 20 mg/m3 (mass concentration) to 5 mg/m3 by February 2020 at the latest. At GIFA 2019, ASK Chemicals will present a specially designed binder-additive-coating package that allows foundries to comply with this new limit value without investing in additional secondary measures. 

ASK Chemicals has developed a new concept to provide foundries with a solution that greatly reduces the formaldehyde emissions by more than 70% and does not require investment in washers or RTO (i.e. regenerative thermal oxidation).

Analyses have shown that, in particular, the exhaust gas flow from coating drying furnaces plays a special role in the reduction of formaldehyde emissions. Cores produced in the cold box process have residual amounts of formaldehyde per se, but can, in conjunction with an additive and coating, emit additional formaldehyde, especially at temperatures around 150°C, so that the limit of 5 mg/m3 is easily exceeded.

The newly developed low-formaldehyde system (LFS) from ASK Chemicals is a specially designed package of binder, additive and coating that, due to its design, develops only a very low basic-load and thus a greatly reduced formaldehyde potential. Furthermore, the new system absorbs released formaldehyde, so that the first users of this technology have the ability to undercut the 5mg/m3 limit.

"I am convinced that we offer users real added value with this new system. With the application of the ECOCURE BLUE LFS binder, MIRATEC LFS coating and VEINO LFS additive tailored to the specific requirements, the LF system meets the legal formaldehyde limits with pinpoint accuracy. This is a clear advantage for foundries that do not want to invest in secondary equipment at this time", says Frank Lenzen, Technical Product Manager at ASK Chemicals, summarising the benefits of the new system.

ASK Chemicals presents these and other efficient and equally environmentally friendly solutions from 25-29 June, 2019 at the GIFA in Dusseldorf in Hall 12, Booth A22.

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Feb 20, 2019

ASK Chemicals launches innovative EXACTPORE 3D filter generation

Powerful, safe and simply efficient

Hilden/Germany, January 30, 2019 – With its innovative EXACTPORE 3D filters, ASK Chemicals offers investment casters as well as iron and steel foundries new and more efficient filtration options for the highest casting quality. Thanks to their particularly sophisticated and well thought-through design, EXACTPORE 3D filters provide the highest structural integrity and thus safety and efficiency in use. 

Metal purity is one of the most important requirements in the foundry industry. Best practice in the field of molten metal filtration is the use of sintered ceramic foam filters. But the structure of the filter foams in particular means that this form of filtration also has its limits. During the ceramic coating and sintering process, tiny particles may form inside the filter structure, which are only slightly sintered with the base material. Flow through the filter can cause these particles to detach, which impairs the purity of the melt and can lead to inclusions in the casting.

The superior structural integrity of EXACTPORE 3D filters ensures the absence of loose particles and thus prevents the contamination of the melt by so-called filter bits and time-consuming reworking.

A further key advantage of the new filter generation is its higher flow capacity. Due to the uniformity of the pore design and the structurally consistent geometry, the flow capacity of the EXACTPORE 3D filters is significantly higher than sintered ceramic foam filters with the same filter and pore size and thus offers foundries an opportunity to further increase manufacturing productivity.

The uniformity of the pore design and the structural integrity of the new filters also significantly reduces turbulence compared to conventional solutions and greatly protects against reoxidation caused by entrained air. In fact, hardly any impurities get into the mold, which leads to less reworking, improved surface quality and lower rejection rates and ultimately increases profitability.

"Finally, our new filters are manufactured in such a way that the design possibilities are virtually limitless," adds Bob Gage, Market Manager Filters at ASK Chemicals, as a further advantage of the new EXACTPORE 3D filter generation. "With our new filters there are almost no limitations as to what we can offer our customers in terms of pore design: We can produce almost any pore size – even unconventional ones – in order to guarantee the best possible filter quality with constant flow properties".

ASK Chemicals will be presenting this solution as well as other innovative and equally efficiency-enhancing solutions from June 25 to 29, 2019 at GIFA in Düsseldorf in Hall 12, Stand A22.

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Feb 20, 2019

Efficient MIRATEC TC technology shows best performance in turbocharger casting

Well prepared for new challenges

Hilden/Germany, December 18, 2018 – To meet increasingly stringent carbon regulations, a rethinking of drive conceptsis required for the long-term. Until e-mobility can be used across the board, however, "conventional" drive technology will be further downsized in conjunction with ever more powerful turbocharger technology in order to be able to satisfy the aforementioned requirements.
To withstand higher exhaust gas temperatures, for example, turbocharger components are now cast in steel, a process which places new demands on coating technology. 

In steel casting, it is state-of-the-art to use zirconium-containing coatings, due mainly to the good refractory properties of zirconium. However, against the background of the rising zirconium prices, it makes sense to consider new solutions.

ASK Chemicals Research & Development has developed a new coating technology for turbocharger series casting, not only to meet the new requirement profile for turbocharger component casting, but also as a response to rising zirconium prices. MIRATEC TC is a zirconium-free coating technology, which nevertheless performs with excellent thermal stability. The technology gives the user more independence from rising raw material prices while benefiting from a product that is in no way inferior to the performance of zirconium coatings.

Due to the significantly lower density of the zirconium-free coating compared to zirconium-containing products, the MIRATEC TC series has a wider range. In other words, in addition to independence from high raw material prices, MIRATEC TC technology also provides the user with an extremely efficient coating solution.
The new technology shows good suspension behavior in the dipping plant and adapted (short) cycle times in the application. Relatively short drying times are typical for the products. Thanks to consistent further development, series applications show a significant reduction in gas and surface defects as well as safety in achieving the required surface values.

"It is our task as a partner and supplier to offer our customers sustainable solutions. This includes solutions for new materials, but also products that are viable against the background of constantly rising raw material prices. Of course, ASK Chemicals always keeps an eye on the efficiency of the solution," sums up Christian Koch, Technical Product Manager for coatings.

ASK Chemicals is presenting this and other efficiency enhancing solutions at the GIFA in Düsseldorf from June 25th to 29th, 2019 in Hall 12, Stand A22.

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About us

Company details

ASK Chemicals is one of the world’s largest suppliers of foundry chemicals and consumables, with a comprehensive product and service portfolio of binders, coatings, feeders, filters, and release agents, as well as metallurgical products including inoculants, Mg treatment, and inoculation wires and master alloys for iron casting. Core manufacturing and development of prototypes, as well as a broad offer of simulation services, complete the range of supply.

With research and development in Europe, America, and Asia, ASK Chemicals sees itself as the driving force behind industry-specific innovations and is committed to offering customers a consistently high level of quality. Flexibility, quickness, quality, and sustainability, as well as cost-effective products and services, are of key importance.

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