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Are you still using silica sand in your foundry? Let’s talk about the benefits of switching to silica free options.

The use of crystalline silica is dangerous for our health. When workers inhale the dust and fumes created by crystalline silica, they are at risk for developing lung cancer, silicosis, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or kidney disease. When you switch to silica free options in your foundry, you are improving the environment for your workers and reducing their risk of disease.

Address Permissible Exposure Limits (PEL) set by OSHA. Converting to a silica free option within your foundry will go a long way in addressing government PEL regulations. We offer multiple sands that can help your company get into compliance.

Improve Casting finish with silica free sand in your mold and core making process. Silica free sands provide a higher quality sand than crystalline silica sands. Silica free sands can also reduce overall energy costs during mold and core making.


Green Diamond Foundry Sand

  • Complies with PEL Limits
  • Green Diamond’s durability is greater than both olivine and western silica sands meaning less breakdown and dust
  • Superior casting finish
  • Can be pre-mulled with clay additives
  • Less chill/pour colder

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GDC Shell Sand

  • Address PEL Limits while improving castings & reducing energy costs
  • Cures Up 40% Faster than Traditional Resin Coated Sands
  • Reduced Odor & Smoke
  • Lower Core Box Temperatures

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Dust Collection Equipment

  • Dust Collection Systems are a key component to keeping your plant safe, operating efficiently, and within PEL Limits
  • Cartridge Style Collection Systems can be more effective & efficient in removing particulates while drastically reducing the time it takes to do maintenance on the equipment

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Personal Respiration Equipment

  • Meets OSHA Standards for Respiratory Protection
  • Offering PAPRs, Apollo Helmets, Bullard Helmets, and More
  • Helmets Available with Climate Control Tubes, Air Conditioners and More
  • Full Packages Available with Helmet Respirator Hose and CPF Filter
  • Note: Respiration equipment is considered PEL compliant only if there are no other viable options to protect workers from silica exposure

Contact us to find out how you can reduce the use of silica in your foundry: