A new line of extruded ceramic filters for liquid metal filtration from Ashland Casting Solutions, a business group of Ashland Specialty Chemical, a division of Ashland Inc., provides additional options for metal casting facilities in the U.S.
EXACTFLO™ cellular ceramic filters from Ashland offer a variety of sizes and cell configurations designed to meet or exceed demanding performance standards. EXACTFLO filters provide consistent inclusion removal and flow control and can withstand pouring temperatures up to 2,650 degrees Fahrenheit. The filters, made from alumina/silica ceramic, are targeted for use with gray and ductile iron but are also effective with aluminum and other non-ferrous alloys.
“We are very pleased to add the EXACTFLO ceramic filters to our product offering in the U.S.,” said Mike Swartzlander, vice president, Ashland Specialty Chemical, and general manager, Ashland Casting Solutions. “Our continuing efforts to expand our product lines here and globally demonstrate our continued emphasis to provide solutions to our customers.”
EXACTFLO ceramic filters are available in a range of sizes from 37 to 81 mm square and with square or delta (triangular) cells ranging in size from 100 cells per square inch (CSI) to 300 CSI. These filters can be placed either vertically or horizontally within the gating system of the mold.