Appointed distributors for Aluminium Martigny France.
Mineral Zone, a specialist supply partner servicing the metallurgical and mining sectors in South Africa and internationally with a range of foundry consumables, metals and minerals, ore and services, has recently been appointed as sole agent and distributor for Aluminium Martigny France, located in the town of Chimilin in the region of Rhône-Alpes, which is in the south-east of France.
“Established in 1992, Aluminium Martigny France has an international reputation specialising in the treatment of non-ferrous metals. The company is the French leader focused on the design and production of foundry fluxes, die-coatings and lubricants for the treatment of non-ferrous metals and develops its own range of machinery and equipment, which evolves according to customer needs,” said Managing Director Brendan Homann.
Non-ferrous foundries or for primary or secondary smelters
The ISO 9001 certified company is focused on developing new fluxes in its own laboratory with two main considerations. Firstly, to develop fluxes with a lower content of sodium and calcium and produce a more ecological or environmentally friendly product. This means that they manufacture fluxes without any dangerous or hazardous raw materials, without any labelling related to the chemical registration, and allowing them to have low or no impact on the environment and be safer for operators or users.
Mineral Zone, a specialist supply partner servicing the metallurgical and mining sectors in South Africa and internationally with a range of foundry consumables, metals and minerals, ore and services has recently been appointed as sole agent and distributor for Aluminium Martigny France, a company that specialises in the treatment of non-ferrous metals with a focus on the design and production of foundry fluxes, die-coatings and lubricants for the treatment of non-ferrous metals and develops its own range of machinery and equipment
Their second aim is to create fluxes that can be used for several processes, either in non-ferrous foundries or for primary or secondary smelters. They make a multi-purpose flux, which is a slagging-off flux, a deoxidising flux and a covering flux.
“The absence of sodium and calcium is particularly important for automotive foundries, which have critical castings very sensitive to defects due to these elements. A large number of automotive foundries in Spain, Italy, France, Denmark and other countries around the world are using the company’s recently launched product Elimoxal KF20, a treatment flux for the aluminium sector. Elimoxal KF20 can be used as a deslagging flux, a deoxidising flux and a covering flux, which allows foundries to have a single product whatever the process and stages for metal treatment. Elimoxal KF20 is free from sodium and calcium, has no labelling and no fume emission,” explained Homann.
“Their foundry fluxes for the treatment of non-ferrous metals such as aluminium, copper, zinc, magnesium and their alloys are manufactured in France from high-quality raw materials. They are supplied according to specific features in powder, granular or tablet form. They are used in the treatment of metal in its liquid state.”
Aluminium and aluminium alloys
Foundry fluxes for the treatment of aluminium and aluminium alloys are available in powder, granular and tablet form and are available according to customer requirements for various treatments such as coverage, slag removal, scrubbing, deoxidation, degassing, modification and refinement.
In addition, injectable foundry fluxes for aluminium and its alloys have also been developed to feed the degassing machine unit in order to optimise that the salts dosing it are decreased as well as the manual work around the unit. The flux is perfectly injected into the heart of the melt.
Magnesium, copper, zinc and their alloys
Aluminium Martigny France also manufactures fluxes for these non-ferrous metals which offer protection and elimination of oxides, deoxidation or oxide removal, degassing or elimination of hydrogen, scrubbing of the bath surface and coverage.
Aluminium Martigny France’s die-coatings are intended for gravity and low-pressure casting. These coatings are used to cover the surface of moulds, which are in contact with a liquid alloy in order to protect the mould, adjust the cooling and solidification of the alloy, improve the visual aspect of the component and facilitate its release from the mould.
These products are divided into two groups: Insulating die-coating Isalu is used in vaporising layers on the mould cavity and conducting die-coating. Conductal is a mould release agent. The grain size varies from very fine to grainy.
Lubricants and graphite solid rods
Aluminium Martigny manufactures two products for these applications. The Castilube lubricant is manufactured either in the form of a semi fluid or viscous oil or as a dense grease. It is used in semi continuous casting. The Antonol lubricant is in the form of solid rods. It is used for the lubrication of extrusion dies.
The lubricants differ according to their chemical composition, their viscosity and their melting points.
Fibre glass filtration for aluminium
Aluminium Martigny offer a wide range of fibre glass filters cut to order for gravity chill moulds. They also offer combo bags made for foundries transforming aluminium into slabs and billets. These can be delivered in rolls, cut sections and stitched sections.
The company supplies the following range of equipment for liquid aluminium treatment:
Rotoxal for rotary degassing, Hydralvac for gas level monitoring and Sprayflux for flux spraying equipment.
“We will also be marketing the company’s brand new range of dippers and skimmers.”
“This is an exciting period in Mineral Zones’ history in that we have concentrated on supplying various industries from minerals to refractories, paints, plastics and metals supplying the industry from mine to furnace and from source to customer. We are also very strong in supplying foundry consumables, ores, metals, minerals and metallurgical services.”
“However, this is the first time that we have entered into the non-ferrous industry and we now have product to supply the non-ferrous foundries or for primary or secondary smelters.”
For further details contact Mineral Zone on TEL: 010 599 2442 or visit www.mineralzonesa.com