LKAB Minerals portfolio for the foundry industry is shown below and ranges from minerals for core & mould sands to materials for binders & core additives.
Bentonite is a versatile clay composed of the mineral montmorillonite which is part of the smectite group of clays. LKAB Minerals manufacture sodium and calcium Bentonite products customised for a variety of industrial uses.
Chromite Sand is a naturally occurring spinel consisting primarily of the oxides of chrome and iron. It is a by-product of ferro-chrome production and is mainly used in foundry applications and in glass production.
MinSand is a perfectly spherical refractory bead produced by fusing and supercooling Bauxite in an electric arc furnace.
Olivine is a naturally occurring mineral magnesium iron silicate sourced from Norway with a high melting point and density.
Zirconium silicate (naturally occuring beach sand) has a high thermal expansion coefficient.