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Ashland Casting Solutions introduces cellular ceramic filters for metalcasting

Ashland Inc : 27 August, 2006  (New Product)
DUBLIN, Ohio, 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. (NYSE: ASH), provides additional options for metal casting facilities in the U.S.
DUBLIN, Ohio, 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. (NYSE: ASH), 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.

For more information about EXACTFLO ceramic filters, contact an Ashland Casting Solutions representative.

Ashland Casting Solutions, a business group of Ashland Specialty Chemical, is a leader in supplying products, processes and technologies to the global metal casting marketplace. The group has operations (including licensees and joint ventures) in 21 countries.

Ashland Specialty Chemical, a division of Ashland Inc., is a leading, worldwide supplier of specialty chemicals serving industries including adhesives, automotive, composites, metal casting, merchant marine, paint, paper, plastics, watercraft and water treatment. Visit www.ashspec.com to learn more about these operations.
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