Rethinking the usage of natural resources
We work continuously to minimize our impacts on the environment that come from using natural resources, and we are constantly developing actions to do so. Tupy already invests in initiatives to recycle and reuse natural resources, such as the regeneration of sand in the different plants where it operates. In Joinville (SC), we reuse practically all the material discarded by the core making process with two of our regenerators (4 thousand tons of sand regenerated per month).
In addition to the current waste management plans, we aim to rethink the use of natural resources in the iron foundry process by minimizing the sand used to produce engine blocks and cylinder heads. We chase definitive solutions for large parts with high dimensional complexity and large-scale production, as demanded by the automotive industry. Some alternatives are processes that can change the dependence on conventional core making and casting or just the usage of casting sand.
Learn more about our sustainability initiatives here.
EXPECTED SOLUTION LEVEL
We expect a solution with functional validation of components in a laboratory, pilot, or industrial environment.
TUPY’S PARTICIPATION IN THE CHALLENGE
- Technical support to validate the solution proposal;
- Access to Tupy’s laboratory structure and engineering teams.
How we work with the ecosystem
November 9, 2021
Tupy launches Open Innovation Portal and invites its participants to rise to business challengesNews
August 31, 2021
Tupy expands its operations in the innovation ecosystem by joining ANPEINews
August 28, 2021
Tupy launches specialization and innovation course in Foundry 4.0News
November 18, 2021