For us, solutions which can be achieved by using our functional fillers have a big importance. It is first and foremost to create a beneficial application of our products. We develop these solutions in internal R&D projects as well as together with universities or with customers at their site to achieve a targeted use of our products.
Case Study 2
Foundry industry – Veining problems with casted gearboxes
A midsized German foundry is casting gearboxes (GJL-200) for a well-respected player. This foundry has been continuously facing the same problem. Although they used an expensive anti veining additive (dosage level 5.2 %), the results had been still negative as partially veining and poor surface quality occured. During the foundry process, smoke was generated caused by incomplete incineration and phenolic in the additive. In spite of using an expensive additive, the cores had to be coated.
Adding 1.7 % MIOX® as anti-veining additie leads to casted parts which are completely veining-free and show an excellent surface quality. MIOX® is a completely inorganic substrance and free of Phenolic.
Additionally cores need not to be coated any more and the binder content can be reduced from 0.7 % to 0.55 % which provides economic advantages and reduces the emissions.