Ladle, in-stream and cored wire for varying applications ASK Chemicals Metallurgy offers a wide variety of engineered inoculants for gray (GI), ductile (DI) and compacted graphite (CGI) iron. Each inoculant is unique in design to provide performance characteristics that satisfy todays demanding casting requirements. These inoculants are produced at our German facility under strict quality control.
Very good dissolution behavior High effectiveness and low consumption Uniform graphite precipitation Improvement of mechanical properties
GERMALLOY, SMW Inserts and OPTIGRAN GERMALLOY and SMW Insert are solid cast inserts used for the mold inoculation of ductile iron. They are either placed in the drag portion of the mold or anchored in the pouring basin of very large castings. GERMALLOY is widely used to improve the nodule count of graphite within a casting, as well as enhance its mechanical properties. SMW Insert inoculants, on the other hand, are well known for their ability to eliminate the formation of chunky graphite in heavy section ductile iron. OPTIGRAN is the mold inoculant for gray iron. It provides finer Type “A” graphite in gray iron.
INFORM M for magnesium treatment INFORM M cored wires are a highly effective and reliable method for introducing magnesium to molten metal. These highly innovative wires are designed in multiple diameters. They are extremely easy to handle and ideal for automated processes. ASK Chemicals INFORM M cored wires are guaranteed to have been produced to the highest quality.
Well-adjusted compositions to your specific foundry needs Small addition and exact dosing Simple handling, easy to automate Good traceability and documentation Mg cored wire treatment for DI and CGI
This offers flexibility with regard to changing initial conditions such as the sulfur content, treatment temperature, and iron quantity. Additionally, relatively constant Mg values can be achieved despite different initial sulfur values and treatment temperatures. Lastly, handling and treatment costs can be reduced. Environmentally friendly because of targeted exhausting.
ASK Chemicals is one of the worlds largest suppliers of foundry chemicals and consumables, with a comprehensive product and service portfolio of binders, coatings, feeders, filters, and release agents, as well as metallurgical products including inoculants, Mg treatment, and inoculation wires and master alloys for iron casting. Core manufacturing and development of prototypes, as well as a broad offer of simulation services, complete the range of supply.
With research and development in Europe, America, and Asia, ASK Chemicals sees itself as the driving force behind industry-specific innovations and is committed to offering customers a consistently high level of quality. Flexibility, quickness, quality, and sustainability, as well as cost-effective products and services, are of key importance.