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.
As a company, we have a simple mission: to help our customers improve their operating performance. As the articles in this issue of Foundry Practice demonstrate, it is something we are very good at. But improving innovation and performance brings other benefits: a more efficient and productive process also reduces environmental impacts.
In 2020, we took our environmental responsibility to the next level, launching a new sustainability initiative. Our goal is to create a better tomorrow for our planet, our customers, our people and our communities. Papers that demonstrate specific sustainability benefits are now highlighted with sustainability logos. Look out for them as you read through the issue!
In addition, we are investing even more in innovation to underline our commitment to the industry and aspire to expand our leadership position.
A follow-up to a 2017 paper that documented qualitative analyses of filter print designs, this paper presents the results of subsequent quantitative analysis and evaluation of several filter print design concepts using casting process simulation software.
With formaldehyde (FH) emission limits tightening in the EU, the release of FH from water-based coatings is under scrutiny. This paper discusses a new generation of FH-free coatings that are designed to help foundries comply with the latest regulatory requirements, without impacting performance.
Recent technological developments are raising the performance and lowering the environmental impact of aluminium alloy treatment processes. This paper discusses these improvements as implemented at a foundry in New Jersey, USA, with discussion of the pre-implementation rationale and evaluation process, as well as the achieved technical, economic and environmental benefits.
The use of the MTS 1500 process has been demonstrated to improve melt cleanliness in the manufacture of high-integrity aluminium castings. This paper discusses some recent case studies, focusing on high-pressure die casting applications and the use of VMET melt quality assessment to quantify the level of melt quality improvement.
Bradken and Foseco have forged a close association in India, working together to create value by improving foundry processes and the development of castings. This paper highlights the outcomes of this joint effort and the benefits of collaboration.