Silicate binders are traditional core and mould binders used in the foundry industry. Recent health and safety guidelines and increasing environmental legislation has led to a renaissance of this inorganic and odourless class of foundry binding agent.

The benefits of Foseco's sodium silicate systems include:
• lower cost
• less toxic than conventional resin binder systems
• no nitrogen, sulfur or phosphorous content
• high resistance to hot tearing
• low viscosity
• good compactability
• excellent breakdown characteristics