Sand Binder Systems

A 13-part series filled with useful and up-to-date information about sand binder systems

In this series, we will discuss the topic of foundry binders and related processes. This new series has been broadened in scope to focus on the practical operating aspects of resin bonded core and mold making and updated to reflect some of the equipment options available in the current market. We will emphasize the process itself and discuss the unique aspects of each binder system.

We're going to answer a lot of frequently asked questions. Some questions will have simple answers; some will have so many potential answers that the best answer is an opinion. Where appropriate, we'll discuss the respective environmental characteristics of the different systems and binder related aspects of reuse, reclamation, and reutilization.

More than anything, we will keep the series practical, useful, and informative. We hope you will be able to share the in­formation with your operating people so that they can gain a better insight into the core and mold processes that they work with daily.

Find below the table of contents for this technical paper series: Sand Binder Systems

  • Part I: Practical Aspects of Resin Binder Processes
  • Part II: Resin/Sand Interactions
  • Part III: Urethane Binders
  • Part IV: Urethane Binders (Cont.)
  • Part V: Furan No-Bake
  • Part VI: The Shell Process
  • Part VII: ACID Catalyzed PNB and Blown No-Bake
  • Part VIII: Ester-Cured Alkaline Phenolic Resins
  • Part IX: The Acrylic-Epoxy/SO2 Cold Box Process
  • Part X: The Phenolic Urethane Amine Cold Box System
  • Part XI: The Phenolic Urethane Amine Cold Box System (Cont.)
  • Part XII: Hot Box, Warm Box, and Core Oil
  • Part XIII: Silicate CO2, Silicate No-Bake, CO2 Cured Alkaline Phenolic
  • Final Conclusion