Monday 15 June 2015

07.30  Registration


08.30  Introduction

Mike O’Driscoll, Director, IMFORMED, UK

08.45  Foundry minerals: an overview of supply and demand

Jessica Roberts, Senior Analyst, Roskill Information Services Ltd, UK

09.15  Foundry’s position in the changing graphite landscape

 Simon Moores, Managing Director, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence  Ltd, UK

09.45  Coffee


10.30  Bentonite and carbon additives used in foundries

Victor LaFay, Research and Technical Development Manager, Imerys Metalcasting Solutions, USA

11.00  Andalusite’s role in the castings industry

Colin Bain, Commercial Director, Andalusite Resources (Pty) Ltd, South Africa

Michael Neeb, Managing Director, Mine Feuerfest GmbH + Co KG, Germany

11.30  Cenospheres for the foundry feeder market

Erwin Grossmann, Managing Partner, Mine Feuerfest GmbH + Co KG, Germany

12.00  Supplying the foundry market: trends & challenges

Danilo Frulli, Innovation & Marketing Director, Imerys Refractory Minerals, France

12.30  Lunch


14.00  Overview of chromite and foundry markets

Loïc Racon, Market Research Analyst, International Chromium Development Association, France

14.30  Chromite: from mine to market

Robin Steger, Cofermin Chrome GmbH + Co KG, Germany

15.00  Coffee

15.30  The supply and application of zircon in the foundry industry

Chris Barrington, Executive Director, Zircon Industry Association, UK

16.00  Dunite and silica sand for foundry applications

Javier Martinez Rubio, General Manager, Pasek Minerales, Spain

16.30  Spheresand: a revolution in foundry sand

Gao Nien, Chief Engineer, China Mineral Processing Ltd, China

17.00  Summing up & Close

Finale Reception sponsored by Cofermin Chrome.