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Wescast Industries| Brantford, Ontario, Canada

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Introduction:

Wescast Brantford Plant began operations in 1991. They are a high production facility specializing primarily in automotive exhaust manifolds for the OEM market. The foundry uses the Epoxy Acrylic process for their core process. Their production capacity is 7 million castings per year at an average of 10 lbs. per casting.

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High Production Automotive Foundry| Midwest United States

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Introduction:

Many foundries use the Epoxy Acrylic Cold Box chemical system to produce cores. This process uses SO2 as the catalyst to cure the core. The typical facility using the Epoxy Acrylic Cold Box is a high production automotive supplier. There have been two major advancements in SO2 curing over the last several years. The first is to blend the SO2 with N2 to reduce core residual and environment PPM's. The second is to super heat the blended gas which reduces gassing times and increases core tensiles.

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Caterpillar | Mapleton, IL

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The Caterpillar Mapleton Foundry began operation in 1978. They are a high production shop specializing in gray iron castings, primarily engine blocks and heads, for heavy industrial and power generating applications. The foundry uses a wide range of sand binder technology including Phenolic Urethane No-Bake, Phenolic Urethane Cold Box, Epoxy Acrylic Cold Box, Hot Box, Shell, and Furan No-Bake.

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