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GLOBALEYES / EDITION 4
PRODUCT PROFILE
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FOUNDRIES
AFLOAT
THANKS
TO CMS
SUPERIOR
BOND
“Shortly after, the first of four
bulk loads of CMS Superior
Bond arrived with very little
time to spare,” Paul said.
“We were able to pull this
off so efficiently because
of the cooperation and
understanding between CMS
employees, Bradken Runcorn
and our bentonite supplier.”
While the former supplier
declared
force majeure
due to
excessive rainfall and flooding,
CMS, through its excellent
customer relationships, had
already implemented the
alternative product, averting plant
closures across the country.
CMS Superior Bond is
now firmly entrenched as the
preferred bentonite at Bradken
Runcorn and, with trials
underway at most green sand
foundries across the country, it
is expected its use will expand
significantly in the next year.
Foresight and
planning by Cast
Metal Services (CMS)
provided Bradken
foundries with much-
welcomed shelter
from the effects of
January’s record
rainfall in Queensland
this year.
While many other manufacturers
and businesses in the
flood-stricken state suffered
supply shortages and
production interruptions, it
was business as usual for
CMS and its customers.
After foreseeing short-term
supply problems in the face of
excessive rainfall after Christmas
and the new year, CMS drew on
the excellent results of a
bentonite trial conducted just
weeks earlier and convened
an urgent meeting with
Bradken Runcorn
management and technical
staff to discuss an immediate
way forward.
It was decided trials of the new
product, called CMS Superior
Bond, should be expanded in
order to keep Runcorn’s supply
stream running.
CMS Regional Sales Manager
(Qld), Paul Sloman said the
first step was confirming the
CMS Superior Bond supplier,
located near Ipswich on the
outskirts of Brisbane, was
capable of supplying
100 tonnes of material
almost immediately.