ASK Chemicals plans to impress at this year’s CastExpo

Innovative products and value added services

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CastExpo is the single largest trade show and exposition for metalcasting in the Americas. This fair will offer metalcasters, suppliers, casting buyers and designers the opportunity to connect and educate themselves on the latest and greatest this industrial sector has to offer.

ASK Chemicals plans to impress at this year’s CastExpo event in St. Louis, MO, April 6th to 9th. Located on booth 2656, ASK Chemicals will feature fifteen different customer castings arranged specifically by the incorporated ASK Chemicals product line used in its production: Coatings & Auxiliaries, Cold-Box, Feeding Systems, Metallurgy and No-Bake. Visitors can also enjoy four different videos spread throughout the space focusing on ASK Chemicals’ value added services: Design Services, R&D and Technical Services. A uniquely designed customer focused booth ASK Chemicals is sure to provide an experience worth remembering.

Additionally, as industry leading innovators, ASK Chemicals is proud to continue their strong tradition of supplying technical papers. Three such essays will be presented at this year’s Expo – those interested are encouraged to attend. Also, visitors interested in casting optimization through simulation can enjoy several presentations from the ASK Chemicals Design Services group on the recently introduced Arena Flow 7.4 software – computational particle fluid dynamics (CPFD) – located on the ASK Chemicals booth. These demonstrations will take place twice per day (11 am & 3 pm) from April 6th to 8th.

Particular emphasis is given to the presentation of Dr. Reinhard Stoetzel, Global Product Manager Coatings, ASK Chemicals, Hilden, Germany, on Monday, April 8th at 2 pm in room 127. He will be talking about sustainable coating and additive concepts in the foundry industry and how they contribute to casting quality and performance – a major focus in foundry companies. New concepts within core and mold coatings, as well as sand additives, are key to optimizing casting processes and alleviating some challenges currently facing foundries. For instance, No-Bake Foundries are faced with the challenge of odor and emission issues, as well as severe price competition. New technology and concepts capable of curbing these latter issues is therefore critical to a foundry’s success.
Successful foundries use the possibilities of lever arm effects. The correct selection and application of sand additives and coatings is one of these lever arms. Sand additives and coatings in the core shop or the molding department have contributed only about 1 % of the total costs of the casting part. On the other hand the wrong selection of a coating can lead for a gigantic amount by cleaning costs.

Finally, ASK Chemicals will host a major event on April 6th at legendary St. Louis Cardinals–Busch Stadium. Guests will enjoy food & beverages, games & prizes, and much more – including exclusive individual photographs with the 2011 World Series Trophy! The open house event runs from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm. Please speak to your ASK Chemicals Account Manager for complimentary tickets and additional details.
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