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9 五月 2018

Clariant launches foundry additives for Asian market at Metal + Metallurgy exhibition in China

● Clariant will exhibit in the leading foundry, metallurgy and furnaces show in Asia to be held in Beijing on May 16-19, 2018
● Innovative Bentonite formulations dedicated to optimizing casting costs will be showcased along with technical presentations from Clariant experts
● GEKO® NAB, GEKO® NAB+ and GEKO® P+ are among the featured products that meet various molding challenges

Shanghai, May 9, 2018 — Clariant, a world-leader in specialty chemicals, will return to the Metal + Metallurgy exhibition, held this year on May 16-19 at the China International Exhibition Center in Beijing. During the event, Clariant will launch its latest foundry additives, including its innovative Bentonite formulations, dedicated to satisfying some of the toughest challenges in molding while offering optimized cost efficiency.

As the pace of industrialization in China and other major economies in Asia continues to pick up, demand for advanced metal casting and the foundry technologies necessary for the manufacturing of automotive, machine tools, engineering machinery and other metal parts is also on the rise. This demand is partly driven by heightened expectations for both the efficiency of casting operations and a reduced environmental impact. At the Metal + Metallurgy exhibition this year, Clariant will showcase how its innovative Bentonite formulations support casting cost optimization, as well as how it meets other salient challenges in molding.

"The GEKO® line of products that will be featured at Metal + Metallurgy are known for their excellent precision, smooth processability and easy shake-out for iron and steel castings. They are an effective booster for foundry productivity and perfect castings, in addition to reducing emissions. GEKO products are therefore exquisite in providing a one-of-a-kind efficient molding system," says Zefen He, Head of Sales Foundry Additives China, Clariant Business Unit Functional Minerals.

Clariant's natural clay mineral-based foundry bentonite GEKO® is made from the highest quality bentonite, allowing for high mold stability during the foundry process, shorter mixing times and quick disintegration at knockout. Unveiled to the Asian market for the first time at Metal + Metallurgy will be the GEKO® NAB, GEKO® NAB+ and GEKO® P+ series, which help manufacturers overcome some of the toughest challenges in their molding operations to optimize casting costs by offering a lower scrap rate and reduced additive consumption, in addition to achieving better mold stability.

During the foundry green sand process, the GEKO series allows for more homogenous green sand to be produced as a result of improved green sand water retention, coupled with better green sand flowability. In addition, the resultant higher thermal resistance ensures that lower additive consumption is required in the green sand system. Such improved green sand flowability and resistance against higher Wet Tensile Strength (WTS) and dry compression strength results in increased mold stability and optimized casting costs.

Due to its high surface area and strong binding properties, Bentonite is a true all-around product that enhances a wide range of products and processes in various industries from food to foundry. As a leading provider of specialty Bentonite-based products, Clariant is fully integrated in the complete value chain: from exploration, mining, processing and refinement to tailored industry- and customer-specific solutions.

Clariant's full lineup of Bentonite formulations will be demonstrated at its booth (No.M16) in Hall E1 of the China International Exhibition Center in Beijing during the Metal + Metallurgy exhibition, where Clariant's team of technical and customer service professionals will be on-hand to present their solutions, show how to optimize casting costs and answer questions from visitors. In addition, Clariant will deliver technical seminars giving full details of highlighted solutions during the exhibition.

Clariant Innovative bentonite formulations optimize your casting costs. (Picture: Clariant)


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Clariant is a globally leading specialty chemicals company, based in Muttenz near Basel/Switzerland. On 31 December 2017 the company employed a total workforce of 18 135. In the financial year 2017, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 6.377 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 through R&D, add value with sustainability, reposition portfolio, intensify growth, and increase profitability.

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