March 1, 2012 – There is no single product that can replace zircon in all applications. That's why, since 2006, Remet has worked closely with its customers to reduce or eliminate zircon sand and flour usage in their process. Remet has presented key papers to the precision investment casting community at ICI Conferences on reducing zircon sand usage [P-55] in 2006 and strategies to manage zircon usage [P-59] in 2011.
We encourage you to contact our technical team to discuss your specific needs in reducing or eliminating zircon. They will work with you to understand your process needs and develop an appropriate zircon reduction/elimination strategy. We consider the alloys being poured, metal and mold temperatures, and casting configuration to determine what will work for you. Current options to zircon that help you manage today's difficult market situation include:
Zircon Sand Alternatives
Zircon Flour Alternatives
Zircon Flour Conservation
Whether your needs are for zircon replacement, dilution and/or a long-life binder to maximize slurry life, contact your local Remet Territory Manager or firstname.lastname@example.org to begin this important discussion. You can't afford to wait.
P-55 Reducing Zircon Sand Usage, by Manuel Guerra, Jr. Presented at the 54th Investment Casting Institute Technical Conference & Expo, October 2006. Milwaukee, WI
P-59 Strategies to Manage Zircon Usage During Times of Market Upheaval, Manuel Guerra Jr., Frank Tistle, and John Siedlecki. Presented at the 58th ICI Technical Conference and Equipment Expo, October 2011. Cincinnati, OH.