Foseco is a leading manufacturer and provider of proprietary consumable products and solutions to the global foundry industry. We are dedicated to helping customers improve their operations and businesses with innovative products and services, developing and commercializing the best ideas from customers, employees and our research labs to help customers reach the highest level of performance. We are committed to continuous improvement and total quality as a way of doing business.
Methoding and Molding Practice — Foseco is synonymous with yield, productivity and quality improvements through the use of feeding systems, filtration, direct pour technology, high performance mold/core coatings, and mold/core binders. KALMINEX® K riser sleeves with engineered collapsible steel breaker cores, new generation KALMINEX® 21 riser sleeves, easily primed STELEX® PrO Steel Filters, and our proprietary HOLCOTE® Z-Primer Coatings are some of our most recent innovations.
Melt Deck Practice — Foseco offers the most comprehensive range of products for high performance melt deck practice in the market today, including linings, flow control products/stopper rods, ladle lining systems and metal treatment additives. Other applications include the refractories required to line channel and coreless induction furnaces, a complete line of shotcrete and gunite products, plastics and low moisture castables, refractories and KALTEK® ladle boards and shanks for molten metal transfer, alumina graphite stopper rods for bottom pour systems, and brick and basic gunite refractories for arc furnaces.
Non-Ferrous Foundry Practice — Foseco has been well known in the melt treatment area of the aluminum foundry for many years. Our current focus on crucibles, rotary degassing, automated flux addition, hydrogen sensing and process control, highly insulating launders and ladle linings, filtration, direct pouring and environmentally friendly fluxes continues this tradition of innovation and service to the industry.
Research and Development — Foseco has established a new dedicated R&D Center located in Enschede, the Netherlands equipped with state of the art analytical equipment, chemical lab, and a fully equipped casting facility to support fundamental product and process development. U.S. based product development facilities include computer simulation, water modeling, pilot plant capabilities, flow and dip coating facilities, high temperature thermo-physical and mechanical testing of refractories. Additionally an Analytical Services department operates a full complement of the latest testing equipment, including; XRF, XRD, ICP, and SEM, to support existing business segments and investigate new applications.
Certification — Foseco quality management systems are registered to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and Ford Q1 and comply with OHSAS 18001.