22 Apr 2021
Clariant & World Foundry Organization confirm on-going partnership to support sustainable future for global cast metal industry
- Clariant continues WFO Lifetime Legacy Sponsorship
- Collaboration promotes solutions for more efficient sand casting operations and a reduced environmental impact
Munich, April 22, 2021 – Clariant has cemented its on-going collaboration with the World Foundry Organization to support the environmental efforts of metal foundries. As a Lifetime Legacy Sponsor for the seventh consecutive year, Clariant works with the WFO to drive knowledge to help reduce carbon emissions and meet the productivity challenges and sustainability expectations of customer industries.
WFO General Secretary Andrew Turner, said: “The contribution from Clariant and our other lifetime legacy sponsors allows us to strategically develop and plan our future conferences and reports to stay ahead of the knowledge curve and present this technology and innovation at major global gatherings, as well as in the Global Foundry Report.”
Lorenzo Sechi, Head of Business Group Foundry and Functional Additives, EMEA, Clariant comments: “Collaboration has always been at the heart of our approach in helping foundries adapt green sand casting to their current and future needs. We see the WFO as an important partner in sharing unprecedented insights and informing a wide audience of the emerging trends to help future-proof foundries with ways to boost productivity and reduce their environmental impact. These priorities are at the core of our technology, which provides support to the industry in successfully reducing foundry emissions, improving working conditions and ecological footprint, and enabling efficient delivery of the high-precision, high-surface-quality castings that are demanded today.”
Clariant’s latest technology for green sand casting - Low Emission+ Technology (LE+ Technology) - has achieved exceptional results in European foundries in significantly decreasing their BTEX emissions, delivering high-surface-quality castings, and lowering total cost of ownership (TCO) through less clay and additive consumption and waste generation. All from a sustainably mined solution. Clariant’s experts continue to share data, research and technical support to advance green sand systems around the world which produce metal castings for vehicles, infrastructure and construction applications.
The World Foundry Organization is the recognized center of strategic foundry knowledge, designed to develop, enhance and improve the production of metal castings; through the latest technical and sustainable industry practices. The next congress is currently planned to be held, subject to then applicable restrictions, in October 2022 in Busan, Korea. The WFO has just published the 2020 Global Foundry Report, which can be accessed through the international member associations.
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Clariant is a focused, sustainable and innovative specialty chemical company based in Muttenz, near Basel/Switzerland. On 31 December 2020, the company employed a total workforce of 13 235. In the financial year 2020, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 3.860 billion for its continuing businesses. The company reports in three business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis and Natural Resources. Clariant’s corporate strategy is based on five pillars: focus on innovation and R&D, add value with sustainability, reposition portfolio, intensify growth, and increase profitability.