NEWS & EVENTS | MAT Foundry Group Implements Sand Reclamation Plants to Reduce Energy Consumption and Waste
March 17, 2022 – Poole, UK: As part of a larger effort towards sustainable manufacturing, MAT Foundry Group–one of the world’s largest manufacturers of brake discs and drums–is at the forefront in reclaiming sand from used molds and cores to be repurposed into castings.
This reclamation process not only saves on emissions and costs involved in purchasing, transporting, and disposing resources, but improves the overall quality of our brake parts. Because mechanically-reclaimed sand requires less chemical additives to return its binding ability, it produces stronger molds and cores, better surface finishes, and less waste sent to landfills.
While providing environmental and economic benefits, sand reclamation contributes to other green initiatives at MAT Foundry, including a move towards 100% on renewable energy supply and 95% recycled material.