Vesuvius has identified the practices within its operations that can directly or indirectly contribute to the United Nations Sustainability Goals (SDGs). We will focus our efforts on the following six SDGs where we believe we can make the most meaningful contribution.
Non Ferrous is becoming more and more important in the daily world! Lighter applications, beautiful and perfect haptic solutions are very much in demand with the foundry‘s customers. Would you like to find out more about our latest developments? You will find answers in this issue.
Salt form grain refining offers improvements in grain refining of aluminum alloys. These improvements can be demonstrated via some industry standard techniques and then quantified for the technical and/or economic benefit to a casting and to the foundry that pours them.
For the production of high quality castings it is essential that the best decisions are made at every step of the process from design and development of the component, the moulding practice, how the metal is prepared and finally the pouring and solidification of the casting. A cooperative approach ensures that a broad range of options can be considered and best practice is continually improved. This article details how this philosophy of partnership between supplier and customer contributes to the production of best-in-class aluminium castings.
A completely dry lining system using INSURAL pre-cast shapes eliminates time-consuming sintering during re-lining and the required aluminium melt density index is achieved immediately upon production start-up. Significant energy savings can be realized due to the highly insulating nature of the INSURAL lining system.