FROM SOIL TO AIRThe planet is changing and there’s no denying that our bad habits have made their contribution. But there is a way we can activate our environmental responsibility again: Innovative technologies can reduce emissions. New materials can conserve scarce resources. And central to all this is the will, not only to demand sustainability, but to create it.
Building a better binder
THE ACTIVATION OF BENTONITENatural bentonites occur in two main forms: Na-based and Ca-based. While Ca-bentonite is more common, Na-bentonite is a more effective binder. To boost the binding power of Ca-bentonite, it is subjected to a chemical reaction with soda ash to activate its outer and inner surfaces, which increases its ability to bind water.
HOW TO CHANGE A GLOBAL FOOTPRINTMillions of tons of liquid iron are poured into cast forms annually around the globe. Production is increasing—and with it the amount of toxic BTEX emissions. To ensure responsible action, it is essential to be on site. Our production facilities around the world cover the most important markets to seamlessly get LE to where it needs to go. We’re right around the corner.
LE Technology sounds perfect to me. But do I have to change my entire production process now?
Absolutely not, our technology offers an incremental change to Low Emission. Just read further to learn more.
I want to change my process, where do we start?
At first, our experts inspect the forming and the green sand process. After that, we define together how we can optimize your process step by step.
I am mainly concerned about certain emissions not exceeding a certain level. Can we focus on that?
Our foundry service lab always gives a characterization of every emission of your green sand system. The following exchange concept then adapts to your needs.
Do I have to shut down all my processes during the change to LE Technology?
Every planning step is in your hands and supported by our Clariant foundry experts. LE Technology is introduced to your green sand systems by our Clariant foundry service labs and follows a schedule we define together.
After implementation, I might not have the knowledge to monitor the changes and their outcome. Can we stay in contact?
Of course. Our Clariant foundry experts regularly discuss the results, the next exchange step, as well as the final implementation with you.
ECOSIL™ LE fulfills EcoTain® criteria
OUR APPROACH TO SUSTAINABILITY
EcoTain® is our label for sustainability excellence products and solutions showcasing best-in-class performance. They highlight our contributions to a sustainable future and add value to our customers and society as a whole.
To sum up:
THE BENEFITS AT A GLANCE
Discover more stories.
Enter our world of ideas for tomorrow: Discover Value.
ECOSIL™ lustrous carbon former ensures easy mold separation, improved surfaces and increased mold stability. Learn more
Home. Back to main page.
Go to our homepage to learn about our company, our solutions, careers and investor relevant information. Read more