Molten Metals

The Group’s Metals Filtration division specialises in the design and manufacture of filters for molten metal.

The Group provides patent protected filters for: the aluminium cast house industry; the filtration of gray and ductile iron, mainly for the US auto and light truck market; and the filtration of super alloys used in the manufacture of turbine blades.

Our Market Position

Key market trends and growth drivers

Alcoa estimates that annual production of aluminium is growing at about 6% per annum. US car and light truck production, a proxy for the rate of use of iron foundry filters, grew by 6% in 2015. China’s car production has grown rapidly and China is now the largest car producer in the world.

Our niche positions

The Group has a high market share of:

  • The global market for cast house aluminium filters
  • The NAFTA market for gray and ductile iron filters
  • The global market for high grade and exotic alloy filters

Our competitive advantage

The Group’s competitive advantage comes from its metallurgical and ceramics expertise, which enables the Group to develop differentiated and patent protected filters.

Our recent new products

The division’s principal products are all relatively new and patented.

The principal products are:

  • Selee CSX for aluminium filtration
  • Selee IC for gray and ductile iron filtration
  • Selee SA for high grade alloys

The division continues to develop range extensions of these products including a new formulation specifically for the Chinese aluminium filtration market.

Case Study

Meeting the rising demand for clean metals

The Group's molten metal business grows as the demand for clean metal increases. The Group's world leading expertise enables the Group to develop differentiated and patent protected filters.

Opportunities for Growth
  • Increasing aluminium production.
  • Increased use of high quality aluminium alloys.
  • Market penetration in China.
  • Specialist filters for the super alloys market.

Key facts and figures

Global demand for aluminium is expected to increase by about 6% per annum2014:30% Approximate share of Group sales

Financial Calendar

Half year 2017 period end

31 May 2017

Payment date for dividend

02 Jun 2017

Half year 2017 results announcement

27 Jun 2017