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Record Breaking GIFA for Foseco

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Foseco enjoyed its best ever GIFA show , the 12th International foundry trade fair in Düsseldorf, with record numbers of visitors to its stand.  Overall customer enquiries increased by 80% from the last GIFA show in 2007 with specific requests for follow-up actions from customers in 77 countries.

A large number of decision makers visited the Foseco stand

Foseco was one of the largest exhibitors at GIFA with a stand of almost 1000 m2. Representatives from all major operations around the world were in attendance.  Many customers took advantage of the opportunity for an intensive exchange of experience with Foseco's global team of foundry experts.

Customer interest was especially high in the novel technologies on display at the Foseco stand such as the INITEK process, a novel treatment for the manufacture of cast iron with spheroidal graphite that improves metallurgical properties, significantly reduces Mg alloy addition and facilitates the reduction of furnace and pouring temperatures.

Customers also expressed a great interest in Foseco's HOLLOTEX range of innovative running and gating system components; the latest advances in aluminium metal treatment technologies using FDU, MTS and ALSPEK H; the new generation of energy saving ENERTEK crucibles for aluminium melting; ITACA thermal analysis; and state-of-the art Coating Preparation Plants for optimising the application of refractory coatings.

Foseco was the main sponsor of the World Technical Forum and presented two technical presentations entitled "Experiments and modelling of rotary degassing for aluminium foundries" and "A new process for the ductile iron foundry melt shop."  In addition, Foseco published a total of 13 new technical articles in its "Foundry Practice" magazine.

According to the press release of the Düsseldorf trade fair company, a new exhibitor and visitor record has been achieved: "The quartet of technology trade fairs GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST closed right on target after five trade fair days in Düsseldorf. The trade fairs posted new records both in terms of exhibitors and visitors. 1,958 exhibitors from throughout the world met with 79,000 visitors from 83 countries."

"The increased number of visitors at the Foseco stand reflects the continuing positive trend in the revenue growth and production rates of our customers. GIFA has taken place at the right time. We were visited by a lot of international customers who expressed intentions to purchase. The atmosphere was fantastic," said Heinz Nelissen, CEO Foseco Germany.

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