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Carbon International Trading (Pty) Ltd/Sasolburg/ZA - 5th Company Anniversary

Carbon International Trading (Pty) Ltd, our subsidiary in Sasolburg, ZA, can now look back on 5 years of successful company existence and would like to express its special thanks to all those who have contributed to this sucess. Please feel free to read an interesting article on that subject from the South African trade magazine "sa castings". 


ISO 45001:2018 accreditation obtained!

Today, we are pleased to announce that following our 6-day audit, James Durrans & Sons and Carbon International have successfully gained ISO 45001 accreditation for occupational health and safety management.

This accreditation certifies that we have a strong management system for managing health and safety which meets the recognised international standard and is confirmation of our enduring commitment to keeping all our employees safe and healthy while at work.

Durrans at CastExpo 2022: Future Directions in Metalcasting

BENTONITE for greensand applications... Various blends available on request!

As requested, we are pleased to announce the immediate availability of our latest product range BENTONITE and BENTONITE formulations. Have we sparked your interest? Our expert service staff will be happy to assist you at any time. Your Durrans Team

2021: Durrans-Coatings in Thailand – Production will start soon

In June 2019 the James Durrans Group is pleased to announce the signing of a licensing agreement with Pine-Pacific Corporation Ltd. in Thailand. Pine-Pacific have built a new coating plant in Bangkok, which will enable refractory coating development to adapt and meet the constantly everchanging requirements of the foundry industry.

2020: Feasibility programme for new manufacturing site

We are pleased to formally announce that funding has been approved through the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to allow us to further our feasiblity programme for installing a 30,000 TPA anode-grade synthetic graphite manufacturing facility in the UK.

2020: 3. Formstoff-Forum 2020 in Munich

Durrans attends the 3. Formstoff-Forum in Munich and is looking forward you your visit at this event!

2019: Durrans at GIFA 2019

After 5 successful „trade days“ the James Durrans Group could draw another positive balance. Through the present professional staff and many employees from all over the world, the Group was able to increase the number of visitors further compared to 2015.

Of particular note is the steadily growing worldwide expansion of Durrans. Through the cooperation with SASOL, one of the world’s largest energy groups and specialist in the liquefaction of hard coal, and the construction of a shaft kiln calcination plant in Sasolburg, South Africa, we’ve expanded our product portfolio with Procarb SG for the benefit of our customers.

Further, the Group is pleased to announce the signing of a licencing agreement between James Durrans and Sons Ltd and Pine Pacific Corporation, Thailand.

With the growing importance of the Thai foundry industry and with the intention to provide the highest level of focused service to the local foundries needs, Mr Ithinai and his team at Pine took the view that a purpose-built foundry coating production facility would be their next logical step in both expanding their service based business and complementing current production. It is envisaged that the facility will provide a fast route for new developments and adaptions to meet the ever-changing needs with the foundry community.

Finally, the exhibition was a full success for the James Durrans Group and the team is already looking forward to the next Gifa, most likely in 2023. We want to thank all of those who supported our appearance with logistics and other help!

2019: Durrans at EuroBrake 2019

In 2019, EuroBrake will return to the International Congress Centre, 
Dresden, Germany, an interconnected hub for both industry and 
research, from 21 - 23 May.

Featuring more than 120 technical presentations and 100 international
exhibitors, EuroBrake attracts a global audience of engineers, scientists, 
academics and executives from the industries of passenger car, 
commercial vehicle, rail, aerospace and the wider industrial sectors. 

2019: Durrans at IFEX 2019

MPM Durrans attended IFEX 2019 in Greater Noida / India. We would like to say thankyou to everyone who visited us at our stand!

2018: Successful renewal of ISO certifications for Durrans GmbH

On 05.12.2018, James Durrans GmbH successfully completed the re-certification audit 
according to ISO 14001 : 2015 environmental management and ISO 9001 : 2015 quality management by Lloyd's Register Deutschland GmbH. Click here to see the certificates.

2018: Ledebur Colloquium in Freiberg – review & presentation

In recent years, this event has established itself as a meeting place for experts who want to take the opportunity to exchange experiences and learn about new research and development trends in the foundry industry.

We hope that the presentation given by our Mr. Andreas Jentsch was interesting for all our visitors. We look forward to your feedback and have pleasure in answering upcoming questions. Here you have the opportunity to view the presentation in English.

2018: Durrans attended WFC in Krakow/Poland from 24th -26th Sept 2018 / Motto: Creative Foundry

The World Foundry Congress is one of the most important events of the foundry sector and is 
also an excellent occasion for exchanging knowledge and experiences, the newest 
achievements and innovations.

The 73rd World Foundry Congress was held with the motto ‚Creative Foundry‚ with following 
topic areas: 

Thematic blocks:

  • Materials
  • Technologies
  • Digitalisation
  • Management
  • Ecology

Included was also a day trip to the foundry exhibition in Kielce.

2018: Durrans at EuroBrake in The Hague, NL from 22nd-24th May 2018

After a successful event in The Hague, NL in 2018, EuroBrake will return to the International Congress Centre, Dresden, Germany, an interconnected hub for both industry and research, from 21 - 23 May 2019. It should focus on a topic that is significant within the braking and friction industries, as well as science and academia.

In 2018, an entire day of EuroBrake was dedicated to worldwide rail braking technology, parallel to other sessions, which proved to be very popular.

Following this success, a series of innovative rail sessions will return to 2019, which will bring together global experts from some of the world’s leading organisations. New to 2019, there will also be a special focus on intelligent braking and controls.

2018: Metal & Metallurgy China from 16th - 19th May 2018

We were pleased to meet so many interested visitors on our booth and would like to thank you for all the interesting discussions during the fair!

Please click here for the end show report.

Your Durrans Team

2018: Große Gießereitechnische Tagung 2018, April 26 – 27, 2018 in Salzburg / Austria

The conference was attended by more than 800 participants from different industries and was therefore a great success for all. It was also a pleasure to meet many of our business partners. Renowned speakers from science and practice gave insights into the latest developments and practical solutions to problems. problem solutions.

In the framework of the accompanying trade exhibition, companies presented their latest products and services. The Foundrymen's Evening at Salzburg Airport gave all the participants the opportunity to reflect on the event and to cultivate contacts in an informal informal atmosphere. Translated with (free version)

2018: Formstoff-Forum 2018 in Aachen

The 2nd "Formstoff-Forum" (Moulding Material Forum) 2018 took place on 7 and 8 March. the RWTH Aachen. The success of the 1st Moulding Material Forum, which was held in 2016 as the successor to the well-known Duisburg Moulding Material Days justified the concept of an scientific conference on the subject of moulding materials and moulding processes. Such a conference is very important for our industry. The second edition of the new Moulding forum left the familiar conference venue in Duisburg for the first time, in order to be hosted at various German university locations in the future.

Almost 500 participants accepted the organisers' invitation to Aachen to attend a wealth of lectures on the topics of bentonite-bonded moulding materials, simulation and 3D printing or mould base materials, inorganic binders and organic binder systems, core removal behaviour or regeneration.

In Part 1 of the overview, the abstracts of the lectures on the of the lectures on the main topics of bentonite-bonded moulding materials and inorganic binders (Source).