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Environmental Responsibility Lithium-Free Additives for Iron and Aluminum Casting

| Editor: Nicole Kareta

At the 3rd Molding Materials Forum of the Association of German Foundrymen (VDG), the latest developments in the foundry industry will be discussed. ASK Chemicals will present how new, lithium-free additives can be used in iron and aluminum casting in a resource-saving manner while maintaining the same casting quality.

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This picture shows castings without additive (left), with lithium-containing additive VU 3010 (middle) and with lithium-free additive EP 4866 (right).
This picture shows castings without additive (left), with lithium-containing additive VU 3010 (middle) and with lithium-free additive EP 4866 (right).
(Source: ASK Chemicals)

Sustainability at the Same Quality

The light metal lithium is becoming increasingly important due to global political and social developments, especially in the field of electromobility. The mining of lithium is costly, consumes large amounts of water and can only be achieved with severe environmental pollution. ASK Chemicals is therefore committed to significantly reducing the use of lithium in additives. In close cooperation with customers of the German company, it has been possible to reduce the need for lithium in additive formulations by 40 %. It is important to maintain and in the best case even improve the quality of the casting. ASK Chemicals reports that the additives developed by the company not only improve the environment, but also reduce casting defects, increase tool availability and in some cases reduce the use of special sands.

At the 3rd Molding Materials Forum of the Association of German Foundrymen (VDG) from 12th – 13th February 2020, Ismail Yilmaz - Product Manager for Additives at ASK Chemicals - will discuss the advantages of lithium-free additives.

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