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Fairmount Santrol Introduces TechniSand TruCoat™ Resin-Coated Sand to Metalcasting Industry


Environmentally friendly resin-coated sand increases productivity

MINNEAPOLIS, April 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fairmont Santrol will introduce TechniSand TruCoat resin-coated sand at the upcoming American Foundry Society’s CASTEXPO 16 & 120th Metalcasting Congress, which is April 16-19 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Technisand TruCoat is a new, environmentally friendly resin-coated sand designed to reduce odor and smoke, and lower emissions without sacrificing productivity.

Fairmount Santrol developed TechniSand TruCoat resin-coated sand to improve air quality inside and outside the foundry without sacrificing quality or production demands. Compared with conventional resin-coated technology, the new product decreases hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) by 41%, lowers free phenol levels by 62%, and reduces free formaldehyde by 35%.

“TruCoat represents our continued commitment to providing the highest quality products that are both environmentally conscious and employee friendly,” said Mike Lenahan, Vice President of Sales, for Fairmount Santrol’s Industrial and Recreation business segment. “Our customers are creating stronger metalcastings faster in improved, safer conditions from lower emissions compared with traditional resin-coated sand.”

The American Foundry Society (AFS) is the metalcasting industry’s premier trade association serving metalcasters and members of the metalcasting supply chain in North America.

About Fairmount Santrol
Fairmount Santrol is a leading provider of high-performance sand and sand-based products used by oil and gas exploration and production companies to enhance the productivity of their wells. The Company also provides high-quality products, strong technical leadership, and applications knowledge to end users in the foundry, building products, water filtrations, glass, and sports recreations markets. Its global logistics capabilities include a wide-ranging network of distribution terminals and thousands of rail cars that allow the Company to effectively serve customers wherever they operate. As one of the nation’s longest continuously operating mining organizations, Fairmount Santrol has developed a strong commitment to all three pillars of sustainable development, People, Planet, and Prosperity. Correspondingly, the Company’s motto and action orientation is: “Do Good. Do Well.” For more information, please visit

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