Foseco offer a broad range of organic and inorganic mould and core binder systems. Organic binders are almost exclusively synthetic resins, which are cured by the addition of a separate hardener or catalyst. Inorganic binders are based on sodium silicates that have been optimised to accommodate the varying casting processes, thus guaranteeing best performance.
Self Setting Resin Systems
Furane, phenolic, alkaline phenolic and polyurethane no-bake resin systems.
Furane resin systems
FUROTEC and FUROCAT resin systems are a range of furane binders and liquid catalysts suitable for the production of moulds and cores.
Phenolic resin systems
FOSET 400 - Range of acid cured phenol formaldehyde binder system
Alkaline-phenolic resin systems
The FENOTEC system is an alkaline phenolic resin binder cured with an ester hardener. A range of hardeners are available to cater for a wide range of setting times.
Polyurethane no bake resin systems
POLISET is a fast cure, two-part cold set binder system for high speed mould production. It is designed for thin-section aluminium castings requiring exceptional post casting breakdown properties. In addition, it has very low odour on mixing and casting.
POLISET is a three part system providing excellent thermal stability combined with good post casting breakdown properties. It is ideally suited for heavy-section castings in all non-ferrous alloys.
Gas Setting Resin Systems
Polyurethane cold box and CO2 set resin systems.
Polyurethane cold box
POLITEC is a three component, polyurethane based cold box binder system for the high speed production of sand cores.
ECOLOTEC water based resole-CO2 process
The ECOLOTEC process offers a unique combination of environmental, metallurgical and productivity advantages. The resin is mixed with sand and then hardened by gassing with carbon dioxide (CO2) thereby avoiding problems with smell and emissions.
CO2 and ester setting sodium silicate binder systems.
SOLOSIL is a range of low viscosity, high performance, sodium silicate binders with advanced breakdown agents. They are used as a one-shot addition and hardened by CO2.
Additives, Glues, Sealants and Release Agents
In addition to binders and coatings, Foseco offers a range of ancillary products used for the production of moulds and cores. These products include release and parting agents, glues and sealants, and sand additives.
SEPAROL - Die/Pattern releasing & cleaning agent for heat/gas binder systems.
ACMOS - Liquid parting agent for gas set.
CORFIX - Core and Mould joining paste for gas set/self set.
CORSEAL - Core and mould sealing paste for gas/self set.
NORACEL - Anti-veining additives
BENTOKOL - Green sand additive for replacing coal dust. A highly free flowing carbonaceous additive, suited for demanding applications. Exhibits good casting finish and peel off while minimising casting defects like, fusion, scab, gas etc.
MIXAD - Antiscabbing agent for green sand.
SEPAROL GSM - Releasing agent for green sand moulds. Ensures minimal mould breakage, Higher productivity and improved casting finish.