Innovation in investment casting – Remet

Remet is a global materials technology provider that specialises in the precision investment casting process. The company’s vision is to design and supply full consumable solutions that enable investment casters to innovate to stay ahead in the most demanding of markets.

Remet prides itself on being a technology led company that continually strives to push the boundaries of the materials that they offer. Remet’s expanding product range offers the caster a wide range of choice when choosing the most appropriate materials for their process. This includes casting waxes, ceramic shell binders and refractory materials and precision investment casting support products.

For the wax room Remet supplies casting and specialty waxes, pattern cleaners, mould releases and products used in the art / sculpture foundries. The shell room products include colloidal silica, enhanced binders, alcohol based products, refractory sands and flours and slurry additives.

Other products that Remet supplies include foundry crucibles, thermal blankets, hot top and slag getters, non-castables, finishing products and speciality services.

Remet’s dedicated Research and Development team are constantly working on new and innovative approaches to making the materials used for precision investment casting. Responding to the demands from industry the company has developed a number of materials that provide enhancements to the investment casting process, are better for the environment and more economical. Recent developments include:

• FastForm® is an unfilled wax that behaves like a highly-filled wax. It operates at a lower temperature than other waxes and combines reduced cycle times with a rapid set-up and has no adverse sinkage effects
• Quikset™ is a binder that promotes rapid drying of shell coats. Used as part of a back-up slurry it can reduce cycle times down to 1 hour per coat
• EWash™ is a pattern wash that is a biodegradable alternative to petroleum-based products, capable of etching a tree in 10 seconds

Remet is also able to offer materials analysis and testing, product and process training, proof of concept and pilot trials.

For further details contact Ceramic & Alloy Specialists on TEL: 011 894 3039 or visit or