GEKO®

Edition Date :
January 11, 2016

Natural molding sand additives for superior quality in precision castings: GEKO® 

Unrivaled precision, smooth processability and easy shake-out for iron and steel castings: GEKO® is the effective booster for foundry productivity and perfect castings. Our unique eco-friendly technology, 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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  • Benefits

    Clariant makes an important contribution to a quicker, more environmentally-friendly green sand casting process:

    • Shorter mixing time = high throughput
    • Low emmission technology
    • Smooth cast surfaces = high precision
    • Faster mold disintegration
    • Easy reuse of sand due to low contamination
  • Applications

    • Mechanical engineering
    • Electrical engineering
    • Construction industry
    • Rail vehicle construction •Steel industry


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  • Solutions

    Natural clay mineral-based foundry bentonite GEKO® foundry bentonite is made out of highest quality bentonite

    It allows for highest mold stability during the foundry process, shorter mixing times and quick disintegration at knockout.

  • Mode of Action

    Good fluidity and high elasticity of sand mold

    The chemically activated foundry bentonite GEKO® deposits water molecules between the clay mineral layers, which have been expanded by the activation. It swells rapidly and thus has a good binding capacity to hold the casting mold’s grains of sand.

  • EcoTain®

    Sustainable green sand additives

    Having the highest productivity and being a good neighbour has never been this easy for foundries. Clariant’s two-tiered solution for a drastic reduction of BTEX emissions from green sand while maintaining high throughput, clean casting surfaces and low scrap rates.

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