Leading supplier of carbonaceous materials, Durrans Group, has become the newest member of the Cast Metals Federation, CMF.

The company, which is a family-owned business dating back to 1863, now supplies a wide range to products to industry including refractory coatings, recarburisers, milled coal dust and anthracite, metallurgical and petroleum cokes, friction and lubricants products, as well as natural and specialist synthetic graphitic products.  The castings and foundry industry are just one of several high temperature sectors that the company supplies, from steel manufacturing to power generation, from its nine manufacturing sites spread across the world, four of which are in the UK, supported by a global network of distributors, partners and agents.

UK Sales Manager Nathan Tucker said, “Joining the CMF demonstrates our continued commitment to the UK casting industry.  At a time when the industry is facing significant challenges from the drive to Net Zero Carbon, we recognise that there are also opportunities for the sector as it can be part of the solution to this challenge as a foundation industry for the UK economy.  With our expertise in high temperature processing, we are looking forward to working with the Federation and its members to ensure that the industry has a sustainable future.”

Pam Murrell FICME, CMF CEO agreed: “We are delighted to welcome Durrans into membership of the Federation.  The company is a very well-known and trusted supplier to many of our foundry members and is always looking forward and seeking to develop and innovate.  This is clearly evidenced by the recent awarding of funding from the Advanced Propulsion Centre, APC, for a feasibility programme to develop a 30,000TPA anode grade synthetic graphite manufacturing facility in the UK.  We look forward to working with Nathan Tucker and the team and to seeing them at our regular meetings.”

Abigail Southall
Abigail Southall