Metals Filtration

The Metals Filtration division serves the market for the filtration and handling of molten metal. It has operations in the US and China and employs about 200 people. Its sales are global.

Markets served:

  • Aluminium
  • Iron foundry
  • Super alloys

Main operating companies

What we do:

Provide 'melt-quality' products – filters, refractories, coatings – to molten metal customers around the world:

  • Patent protected filters for the aluminium cast house industry.
  • Patent protected filters for the filtration of gray and ductile iron, mainly for the US auto and light truck market.
  • Patent protected super alloy filters used in the manufacture of turbine blades.

Divisional growth drivers

  • Expansion in China.
  • New product development.
  • Growth in aluminium production.
2015 Performance

2015 Performance

The Metals Filtration Division designs and manufactures porous ceramic filters for the filtration of molten metals. It is the world leader in the filtration of cast house aluminium and in 2008 launched the first new filter for that market for 25 years. The business is developing a range of new products including new products for the manufacture of turbine blades, solar panel manufacture and energy storage. The business is based in North Carolina, USA with an operation in Illinois, USA and Xiaogan, China.