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SUSTAINABLE MOLDING WITH CLARIANT’S GEKO PRODUCTS

Sustainability approach is an increasingly important aspect for customers in chemical industry across the globe. Clariant’s strategic approach towards sustainability goes from re-naturalizing of our bentonite mines, even with a higher level of biodiversity, to development of highly sustainable products.

UNRIVALED PRECISION, SMOOTH PROCESSABILITY AND EASY SHAKE-OUT FOR IRON AND STEEL CASTINGS

Our Functional Minerals business unit offers GEKO™: natural molding sand additives that effectively boost foundry productivity and ensure perfect castings. 
GEKO™ allows Turkish foundries to reach enhanced green sand properties and consume less bentonite with its high starting level of properties and thermal resistance. 

By using GEKO™ some foundries reached a decrease in the consumption of bentonite per tons of liquid metal by 15 – 25% compared to conventional products.  Moreover, customers also reported that, by using GEKO™, they could reach significantly enhanced performance values which affected also the quality of the finished goods quality.

For many years, Clariant has been investing in its own bentonite mines and production facilities located close to its customers worldwide. In Balikesir, Turkey, our Bentonite mine and production plant with in-house laboratory provide dedicated services with experts from the company visiting the foundries and analyzing their challenges.

In that way, from exploration, mining, processing and refinement to tailored industry and customer specific solutions, our Functional Minerals business unit defines the entire value chain. 

For more information visit clariant.com/foundry-additives


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