For the third time, Chem-Trend and SurTec, companies of the Freudenberg Chemical Specialities Group, will jointly present future-oriented solutions for the die casting industry at EUROGUSS 2024. The two partners will explain how the die casting industry can overcome upcoming challenges in the field of process chemicals. A central aspect of this is the coordination of component cleaning with the mould release agents used in die casting. The topics to be presented at the trade fair include solutions for current trends in the die casting industry: structural components, also in connection with gigacasting and their high demands on microstructure quality, as well as component cleanliness and the advantages of rheocasting and ecologically sustainable solutions.
"Across all industries, especially in the automotive industry, the requirements for process chemicals in die casting are increasing considerably. Micro-spraying applications, for example, are increasingly coming into focus due to their high productivity and positive impact on environmental issues, as are relatively new processes, especially rheocasting. Together with SurTec, we will be demonstrating at EUROGUSS 2024 how the die casting industry can effectively exploit the advantages of such developments by using innovative mould release agents as well as high-performance cleaners and passivations from a single source," says Darko Tomazic, die casting expert at Chem-Trend.
SurTec and Chem-Trend will be presenting ways in which the die-casting process itself can be improved in terms of component quality and how the demoulded die-cast parts can be safely cleaned in subsequent manufacturing processes. The focus will be on structural components, for example, which today - also in view of the growing demand in the field of e-mobility - have to meet ever higher quality requirements. Equally important are new, naturally hardening aluminium alloys, which place new demands on the mould release agents used both during casting and in the subsequent value chain. Many structural components are subsequently subjected to a WBK process. Ideally, the components are then prepared for the subsequent machining process using SurTec's innovative passivations. The need for ecologically sustainable solutions also plays an important role for the two partners.
Joint research between SurTec and Chem-Trend with a view to customised solutions has been an elementary component of the respective product strategies for several years. While Chem-Trend's focus is on HERA mould release agents, the partner's focus is on its SurTec 650 solution for passivating aluminium and its low-temperature portfolio in the field of industrial parts cleaning. "At EUROGUSS 2024, we will be demonstrating specific application scenarios for our customers. These include mould release agents as well as the immediate, efficient cleaning of surfaces and their optimal preparation for further processing steps. We will explain the advantages that users along the entire value chain can benefit from," says Dr Jens Krömer, Director Global Markets at SurTec.