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Sand Reclamation

Sand Reclamation at Eurac Poole

Sand reclamation allows for sustainable use of a finite natural resource.

For the average foundry, casting processes can produce around 8,000 tonnes of waste sand – which, without intervention, will end up in landfills.

It isn’t easy for foundries to reuse sand in-house. After a certain number of casting cycles, the sand will be physically and chemically degraded from high exposure to heat. The sand eventually loses its binding and resistance properties, making the quality too poor to use as a moulding material.

It’s a costly, inefficient and unsustainable process.

By using a secondary attribution unit, MAT Foundry anticipates that consumption of new sand will be reduced by 5,000 tonnes per annum.

In 2022, MAT Foundry started using sand reclamation at their EURAC Poole facility.

Instead of taking degraded sand to landfill, it is now cleansed by a specialist sand reclamation machine. By scrubbing the sand clean, it becomes suitable for new processes and experiences a far longer lifecycle.

It’s hoped that sand reclamation will dramatically improve efficiency for EURAC Poole – and in turn, spark the rollout of similar machinery across the MAT Foundry Group.

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