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Resand's solution helps Valmet's foundry industry to increase sand recycling rate

Resand Ltd, press release 30 April 2024 at 9.30 a.m. EEST  


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The cooperation between Resand Oy, which specializes in foundry sand regeneration and recycling, and Valmet Corporation will expand with the Sand As A Service agreement signed in December 2023. The new agreement includes an environmentally friendly sand recovery and recycling service. The service will significantly increase the recycling rate of the sand used by Valmet's Jyväskylä foundry, while at the same time reducing transport and emissions.

The Resand® (SAAS) solution offers foundries sustainable savings compared to current practices in the foundry industry. Thanks to the recovery solution, CO2 emissions from sand use and transport can be reduced by up to 80%.

In cooperation with Resand, sand from Valmet's Jyväskylä foundry will be regenerated at Resand's Nuutajärvi plant and recycled back to the Jyväskylä foundry, allowing the regenerated sand to be reused in the foundry's production processes. They have provided a similar service to Valmet's Valkeakoski foundry since 2019.

“Sustainability is at the heart of Valmet's business strategy and all operations. Our climate program – Forward to a Carbon Neutral Future - sets ambitious targets also in our supply chain and we believe that technology has a crucial role to play in mitigating climate change and global warming. In the foundry industry, we also want to lead the way in environmental protection and increase the recycling rate of the sand we use. Results have been very promising, and we will continue to increase the amount of recycled sand. The sand recycling technology innovated by Resand, and their service concept seem to support notably the improvement in foundry’s recycling rate and therefore also Valmet’s climate program’s goals,” states Valmet Jyväskylä’s foundry director Ilkka Rytky.

“It is great to be able to support Valmet's strategically important and central climate program and sustainable development. I am very proud of our expanded and mutually satisfying partnership with Valmet. Our long-standing customer relationship is deepened by this agreement. The foundry industry is constantly looking for new solutions to support sustainable development. With our patented sand regeneration technology and our innovative Resand® solution, we are systematically contributing to the green transition in the foundry industry”, says Kalle Härkki, CEO of Resand Oy.


Additional information:   

Kalle Härkki, CEO, Resand Ltd   
+358 40 513 3383   

Ilkka Rytky, Foundry Director, Valmet Jyväskylä, Valmet Technologies Oy
+358 40 865 6928

 Resand Oy in brief   

Sand suitable for industrial use is becoming scarce. However, the extraction of virgin sand can be reduced, and the resulting loss of biodiversity is slowed down by regenerating and reusing sand. Resand Oy is a Finnish technology company specializing in foundry sand regeneration, offering its customers clean sand as a service. The Resand® solution enables almost 100% recycling of foundry sand and reduces CO2 emissions from sand use and transport by up to 80%.    

Resand Oy is headquartered in Nuutajärvi, Finland, and has staff in several European countries. The company aims to achieve strong growth in the European foundry market and to expand its business outside Europe.   

The Resand® brings a solution to the global challenge by recycling sand - again and again and again.   

Information about Valmet

Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Sustainability is at the core of Valmet’s business strategy and operations. Valmet enhances circularity and environmental efficiency and reduces CO2 emissions through the entire value chain. Valmet maps waste streams to find circularity opportunities through material reuse, recycling, and recovery. In Finland, Valmet has foundry operations in Jyväskylä and Valkeakoski. As part of sustainable development, increasing the recycling rate of foundry sand plays a crucial role in reducing Valmet’s carbon dioxide emissions in its foundry operations. Increasing the amount of recycled sand in Valmet’s foundry operations is a vital part of the company’s environmental measures.