Elkem Foundry Products presents more sustainable alternatives at Metal & Metallurgy China 2019

China, 25 February 2019: From 13 until 16 March Elkem Foundry Products will be present at Metal & Metallurgy 2019 in Shanghai, China. There, it will highlight Ultraseed Zr® inoculant and Preseed® preconditioner which support a more sustainable foundry process.

Metal+Metallurgy China covers an extensive range of exhibits and features five simultaneously-held specialized international expos. It will be held from March 13 to March 16, 2019 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. China is increasing its focus to transform manufacturing and move up the value chain to more advanced, technology-driven, smart and green-driven. The exhibition provides an excellent stage for the metallurgy and foundry industry to showcase its more sustainable solutions.

Elkem Foundry Products will highlight two more sustainable alternatives, which have been recently added to the portfolio and perfectly meet the markets demands. With increasing attention to environmental protection and with the trend of modern manufacturing, there is a change from cupola to electrical furnace and pneumatic insulated pouring ladles. Besides benefits for the environment and efficiency, the nucleation in the base iron and the quality of casting is affected. This results in a higher demand for pre-treatment and inoculants, which Elkem Foundry Products can provide by Ultraseed Zr ® inoculant and Preseed ® preconditioner.

Ultraseed Zr® inoculant is a rare-earth free inoculant which provides a high nodule count and low carbide tendency, hence reducing the possibility of metallurgical shrinkage.

Visitors can also find out more about Preseed® preconditioner, which generates and stabilises nuclei within the melt and is effective in grey, ductile and compacted graphite irons. It provides consistency in base irons leading to more uniform casting properties, improves graphite morphology, reduces shrinkage and carbide formation and reduces pig iron usage.

We look forward to welcoming you at Metal & Metallurgy in 2019, at our stand E4201, where our sales people and technical staff are available for al

About Elkem

Founded in 1904, Elkem is one of the world’s leading suppliers of silicon-based advanced materials with operations throughout the entire value chain from quartz to specialty silicones, as well as attractive market positions in specialty ferrosilicon alloys and Carbon materials. Headquartered in Oslo, the company’s 27 production sites and extensive network of sales offices and agents around the world ensure proximity to customers and access to attractive end markets. Elkem’s over 6000 skilled employees and significant R&D activities provide a solid basis for further technology-driven growth. In 2018, a new plant for Elkem Foundry Products was constructed at Shizuishan city (CN), a great location which provides direct access to raw materials and energy resources to ensure a more sustainable production.

For any further information please contact:

Mrs. Calin Zhu – Marketing manager Elkem Shanghai Ltd

calin.zhu@elkem.com - +86-13916104812

Ms. Clarissa Boomgaards – Marketing Coordinator Elkem Foundry Products Division

clarissa.boomgaards@elkem.com - +31 6 1819 1455