Metallurgy Research Centre

  • 2 de octubre de 2017

Workshop: “Novel initiatives for stimulating circular economy of foundry sand”

The workshop will be held at IK4-AZTERLAN Metallurgical Investigation Center’s headquarters (Durango) on November 9th.

Next 9 November IK4-AZTERLAN will host on their premises of Durango (Spain) the workshop “INICIATIVAS INNOVADORAS ORIENTADAS A IMPULSAR LA ECONOMÍA CIRCULAR DE LAS ARENAS DE FUNDICION” (Novel initiatives for stimulating circular economy of foundry sand). The event is organised in the framework of the activities of the project LIFE ECO-SANDFILL lead by IK4-Azterlan Research Center with the participation of FUNDICIONES DEL ESTANDA S.A., GAIKER-IK4, ACCIONA CONSTRUCCIÓN S.A. and ONDARLAN S.L.

The workshop, especially targeted to the local foundry, aims to give the castings industry some insights into case studies underway and discuss their outcomes. The speakers will debate over the waste management problem posed currently by SFS, either locally or on a European scale, as well as over the barriers and drivers for implementing circular economy practices with foundry sand.

During the workshop Ihobe S.A., Basque Government Environmental Management Public Society, will present the new targets for foundry sand in the Waste Prevention Plan of the Basque Country. The Basque Country and Navarre Foundry Association (Asociación de Fundidores del País Vasco y Navarra-AFV) will also take part in the event.

The workshop is offered free of charge, but pre-registration is requested:

By organising this event, LIFE ECO-SANDFILL project joins the celebration of LIFE Programme’s 25th anniversary, providing a venue to showcase the expected impacts of both its own project and those anticipated by another LIFE funded project dealing with foundry sand valorisation (LIFE FOUNDRYTILE), which will take part in the workshop.

Foundry Sands valorization, a challenge for castings industry

Waste management of surplus foundry sand is still a challenging issue for foundries, in need for sustainable valorisation alternatives. In the last years, several demonstration projects and initiatives have researched the feasibility of using SFS as secondary raw material in various applications of diverse sectors. 

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