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Scottish Branch Technical Meeting December 2017

Monday, 18 December 2017

The Scottish Branch held their 3rd technical meeting of the 2017-18 programme on Wednesday 13th December at the Moorings Hotel in Motherwell, where Mr. Steve Illingworth of AMCOL very kindly presented his paper entitled:

“Chromite Sand Production in South Africa”

Steve gave a very informative and in- depth explanation of the geology and extraction of the sand from the mines, and it`s processing for use within the foundry industry. He explained the technical benefits of chromite sand with archived photographs of it`s use as a chilling medium on complex castings and the elimination of burn on and metal penetration on heavy sectioned castings.

It was quite evident by the lengthy question and answer session that his paper was well received. On behalf of the President Jim Erskine and the Scottish Branch we would like to thank Steve Illingworth for his excellent paper.