The world is running out of foundry quality sand. During the last 20 years more sand has been used than in the previous 200 years. It is estimated that sand is the next natural resource that we will be running out of after clean water. This path is not sustainable. Resand® cleans your sand so that it is better than new, and good to be reused again and again. On location. As a service.
tons of waste sand produced by foundries every year.
1.7 billion euros
used on sand by foundries, in Europe alone.
Only a fraction
of the grains of used sand are reused at the moment at the foundries. But this could be changed.
Modern solution to a global problem
The modular sand reclaimer by Resand® cleans the used sand at your location, making sure you’ll never run out of sand. No need to dispose of sand at landfills anymore. We offer compact modular sand reclaimer unit for foundries.
All this while reducing both CO2 emissions and costs.
100% recycling rate for sand
80% less sand-related CO₂ emissions for foundries
By adopting circular economy with the Resand® regeneration technology, companies can reduce up to 80% of these CO2 emissions. In ten years, the cumulative emissions reduction potential of a single reclaimer produced by Resand® is approximately 2.8kt of CO2-equivalent.
It’s time to start using sand again and again.
Proven solution since 2019
Foundries can finally create a close loop sand system. This takes place conveniently right at the foundries, leads to lower costs, and lower CO2 emissions. Most importantly, it ends the unnecessary dumping of waste sand.
The Resand® technology allows foundries to regenerate used foundry sand while still meeting strict quality requirements and maintaining its high value. Keep reading to find out how this can be done.
Quality and Performance
Thermal regeneration process removes binder residues and other impurities making it possible to improve the quality of the sand.
The reclaimed sand has already reached a 95% level of mold strength compared to virgin sand, making regenerated sand one of the few things in the world, where used is as good as new.
Reclaiming used sand and keeping it in circulation can cut down CO2 emissions by up to 80%.
Used sand can be regenerated and used again, so there is no need to mine for new sand and process it. Regenerated sand takes place at the foundries, so there is no more transporting sand between sand deposit, foundries and landfill.
This is how we stop the madness of wasting sand.
Cut down costs long-term
Global sand crisis and tightening regulation create an increase in the price of virgin sand. Regenerating used sand can reduce costs without large investments by 10-20% on an annual basis.
No big investments for equipment. Start saving from day one.
Regeneration of sand as a service
High-quality regenerated sand to foundries as a service, without big investments or maintenance requirements. Resand builds the modular sand reclaimer directly at the foundry and takes care of training, support, and maintenance so that you can focus on what you do best - using the sand and producing castings.
It’s time to stop wasting sand.
Sand available always on location
The Resand® unit is located directly at the foundry, cutting down any need for transporting sand between deposit, foundries and landfill. The reclaimer can clean 2-4 tonnes of sand per hour, making sure there’s always reclaimed sand available when you need it.
No capital investment, no mad disposal prices
Regenerating used sand and keeping it in circulation should be as easy as possible. That is why no major capital investments are needed to start working with Resand®. With the Resand® model, customers get to start saving from day one of operation without major investments in equipment.
Contact us to learn more
If you would like to stop wasting sand - and significantly cut down costs and emissions, this is your sign to explore further and get in touch with us.
Our contact information can be found on our contact page.
Is it possible to buy the Resand® reclaimer?
No, the unit is not available for purchase. Based on the latest available process data and findings, Resand® optimises and improves ongoing processes and thus development flows directly into the installed systems. This ensures that the customer always gets the best possible result.
What does the SaaS business model look like?
The Sand-as-a-Service business model offers numerous advantages for the customer. No or very little capital commitment is required from the customer, as the unit is provided and operated by Resand. The customer pays by usage of the unit. Almost no capital or personnel commitment for operation and maintenance from the customer’s side. The unit and process parameters are continuously analysed and monitored remotely. Any necessary inspection and maintenance work is carried out by qualified personnel directly from the local service centre, and any necessary replacement parts are also included. This does not incur any costs for the customer. In summary: Resand takes care of the unit and the customer is responsible for daily and weekly inspections and can concentrate on its core process, the foundry operations.
How does the Resand® process work?
Resand® regeneration process is the result of years of intensive research. The patented process consists of an innovative technology, consisting of a 2-stage rotary kiln in combination with a special process control. The combination of a thermo-mechanical treatment and process control makes the extraordinary process results possible.
What do I save by using the Resand® unit?
With the Resand® model customers usually save between 10-30% in sand related costs compared to the use of virgin sand. In addition, the costly disposal of used sand is no longer necessary. Reclaiming used sand and keeping it in circulation can cut down CO₂ emissions by up to 80%. At the same time, the foundry’s competitiveness increases due to a significantly lower CO₂ footprint of the foundry product and a significantly better evaluation within the CO₂ supplier rating. With Resand®, your company contributes significantly to the reduction of the CO₂ supply chain.
Innovative Finnish companies Resand and Hetitec lead the foundry industry towards more sustainable development
Resand Ltd Press release 18 January 2024 at 9:00 a.m. EET
Correction: Resand has signed a Sand As A Service agreement with Spanish foundry Fundiciones Palacio S.L. and will establish a service center in the Basque Country
Resand Oy Press release 28 November 2023 at 1:15 p.m. EET
Resand has signed a Sand As A Service agreement with Spanish foundry Fundiciones Palacio S.L. and will establish a service center in the Basque Country
Resand Oy Press release 28 November 2023 at 11:15 a.m. EET