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The environmental benefits of INOTEC are derived from the fact that the inorganic binders used lead to no harmful emissions. Therefore, they make it possible to forgo elaborate ventilation and air treatment systems in the process chain.
In a comparative environmental lifecycle assessment between the INOTEC system and a cold-box system, INOTEC technology achieved the best possible result. INOTEC is more environmentally friendly than Cold Box technology. An environmental lifecycle assessment involves examining the potential environmental effects from the cradle to the grave, i.e., from the production of raw materials to the production and utilization of the product, right up to waste management or recycling (DIN EN ISO 14040: 2009). In the foundry, the utilization phase is divided into the following steps: Core production, casting, core removal and sand reclamation.