Monday 1st February 2021

The West Midlands Branch were delighted to host yet another successful webinar on ‘Silica Sand and Special sands from OSHE Perspectives’, attendees were once again treated to an excellent technical webinar very kindly presented by Philippe Diaz of IMERYS.  The webinar was well attended and was joined by 46 attendees from across the UK.

Phillippe gave an interesting summary of the behaviour and possible applications of non-Silica based sands especially the Alumino silicate sand KERSANDTM, Chromite and Zirconia and the possible health requirements that may mean that a foundry’s production will need to move away from the traditional Silica sand usage due to Silicosis based health risks, also, the lower density of the KERSANDTM can also help in manual handling when Chromite based applications have high core pack weights and the thermal expansion behaviour can be useful in reducing some burn in and veining casting defects.


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