Clariant to showcase latest innovative technologies and products dedicated to foundry industry at Metal China 2024

  • Geko special clay for molding and sustainability-focused Ecosil blend of bentonite and coal among feature products at Metal China exhibition
  • Top-notch greensand solutions lift foundry processes benefiting downstream automotive, production machinery, construction, and machinery manufacturing industries
  • Continued commitment to upgrading current applications and technical service facilities to support customers

SHANGHAI, June 25, 2024 - Clariant, a globally-leading specialty chemical company, will take part in the Metal China 2024 exhibition to be staged on 4-7 July 2024 at the National Exhibition and Conventional Center in Shanghai, China. As one of the leading players in the foundry segment both in China and globally leveraging over 160 years of industry expertise, Clariant will highlight to show visitors the company’s latest innovations dedicated to various foundry processes and how those in the sector could stand to benefit from them.

With customer focus and sustainability-driven innovation at its core, Clariant has been offering industry-leading products and solutions for various foundry manufacturers where consistent quality, as well as an increasingly strong emphasis on green production are closely pursued. Through its well-established production and lab facilities, in addition to quality management systems and excellence in customer service, the company has become the partner of choice in the automotive, engineering machinery, refrigeration, construction, and machinery industries, where metal castings play an important role in contributing to business success.

One of the products Clariant will feature at the Metal China exhibition is the innovative Geko casting bentonite, which is an important special clay used as a binding agent in molding greensand. It is used to enhance properties such as green strength and versatility to molding mixes such that specifics on dimension stability, surface properties and tensile strength in the final molded part can be fully met.

For production of castings that are prone to defects such as scabs and erosion, the high quality molding sand offered by the Geko OPT is particularly valuable. With high-performance sodium bentonite for binding green sand, Geko OPT offers excellent strength, water absorption and thermal stability, in addition to having high elasticity and flowability, making it versatile in various casting processes.

Another product to be highlighted by Clariant at Metal China is the Ecosil casting clay blend of bentonite, coal powder and additive that readily enhances the safety and sustainability aspects in the manufacturing process. Used for binding greensand molding in a wide range of application areas, Ecosil improves flowability and collapsibility of greensand and results in high quality finishes on casting surfaces. Its lower BTEX emission pertains to an excellent environmental profile, while offering an enhanced health and safety standard to the foundry shop floor.

“Clariant is fully committed to the foundry market in China and we will continue to invest in various areas in order to meet the specific needs of our customers who are constantly exploring new breakthroughs in their casting and metal-working processes. I believe only by joining hands along the value chain can we foster innovation and implement sustainable solutions that propel growth for one another,” said Avi Fan, Clariant’s Head of Adsorbents APAC, BU Adsorbents & Additives.

Gearing up for a better, greener foundry industry

Winning together with its customers has always been a top priority for Clariant. In an industry increasingly driven by high performance and sustainability, Clariant will be continuing to look to upgrade current application and technical service facilities, such that even more values could be delivered directly to its partners particularly those in the local market.

Clariant will exhibit at booth 1F10 at Hall 1.1 during Metal China 2024 at the National Exhibition and Conventional Center, where the technology and commercial team of Clariant will be on hand to give full product highlights, demonstrations and answer any questions.


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Clariant is a focused specialty chemical company led by the overarching purpose of “Greater chemistry – between people and planet.” By connecting customer focus, innovation, and people the company creates solutions to foster sustainability in different industries. On 31 December 2023, Clariant totaled a staff number of 10 481 and recorded sales of CHF 4.377 billion in the fiscal year for its continuing businesses. Since January 2023, the Group conducts its business through the three Business Units Care Chemicals, Catalysts, and Adsorbents & Additives. Clariant is based in Switzerland.

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