Influence of the Reclaim Addition on Properties of Moulding Sands with the Geopol Binder

Journal title

Archives of Foundry Engineering




No 1

Publication authors


Inorganic binder ; Moulding sand ; Geopolymer binder ; Mechanical properties ; Technological properties

Divisions of PAS

Nauki Techniczne


Archives of Foundry Engineering continues the publishing activity started by Foundry Commission of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) in Katowice in 1978. The initiator of it was the first Chairman Professor Dr Eng. Wacław Sakwa – Corresponding Member of PAN, Honorary Doctor of Czestochowa University of Technology and Silesian University of Technology. This periodical first name was „Solidification of Metals and Alloys” , and made possible to publish the results of works achieved in the field of the Basic Problems Research Cooperation. The subject of publications was related to the title of the periodical and concerned widely understand problems of metals and alloys crystallization in a casting mold. In 1978-2000 the 44 issues have been published. Since 2001 the Foundry Commission has had patronage of the annually published “Archives of Foundry” and since 2007 quarterly published “Archives of Foundry Engineering”. Thematic scope includes scientific issues of foundry industry:

  • Theoretical Aspects of Casting Processes,
  • Innovative Foundry Technologies and Materials,
  • Foundry Processes Computer Aiding,
  • Mechanization, Automation and Robotics in Foundry,
  • Transport Systems in Foundry,
  • Castings Quality Management,
  • Environmental Protection.


The investigation results of the influence of the reclaim additions on the properties of moulding sands with the GEOPOL geopolymer

binder developed by the SAND TEAM Company were presented. Two brands of hardeners were applied in the tested compositions, the

first one was developed by the SAND TEAM Company, marked SA72 and the new hardener offered by the KRATOS Company, marked

KR72. The main purpose of investigations was to determine the influence of reclaim fractions and the applied hardener on the basic

moulding sands properties, such as: bending and tensile strength, permeability and grindability. The unfavourable influence of the reclaim

additions into moulding sands on the tested properties as well as an increased hardening rate, were found. Moulding sands, in which the

hardener KR72 of the KRATOS Company was used, were less sensitive to the reclaim additions.


The Katowice Branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences


2015[2015.01.01 AD - 2015.12.31 AD]


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