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Metal Casting Technologies : December 2007
Contents December 2007 Volume 53, No 4 METAL Casting Technologies December 2007 3 25 21 As 2007 comes to an end and the Christmas season is upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and on those who have helped to shape our business in a most significant way. We value our relationship with you and look forward to working with you in the year to come. All the team at Rala joins in wishing you the compliments of the season and a New Year filled with peace and prosperity and as always we look forward to serving you in 2008 with your information needs about the metals market place in Asia Pacific. All the team at Rala casting TECHNOLOGIES 04 EDITORIAL 06 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 08 BRIEFINGS 21 38TH AFI CONFERENCE 20 CAST HOUSE TECHNOLOGY NEWS 25 ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT FOUNDRY FUTURES AND POLLUTION 26 China's foundries -- high energy consumption and heavy pollution By Paula Wallace, Associate Editor MCT 38 Pollution in Indian Foundries By PC Maity 41 The Environment and Thai Foundries By Dr John Pearce 46 TECHNICAL FEATURES 46 A review of greensand moulding basics with reference to some environmental aspects By Dr John Pearce 51 Environmentally friendly furnace design By Brian Gooden and Jan Migchielsen, Furnace Engineering 58 BACK TO BASICS Gating of Copper-Base Castings By Jeff Meredith 61 FORTHCOMING EVENTS 63 BACK TO THE FLOOR Honesty in the foundry business (Part 2) By Prof John HD Bautista 66 PRODUCTS 70 WEBSITE SHOWCASE 72 SUBSCRIPTION FORM