PROPERTIES AND CONTROL OF FLUXES FOR INGOT CASTING AND CONTINUOUS CASTING
AbstractPresent chemical-physical characteristics of ingot and continuous casting powders can be critically evaluated pointing out history of invention of these materials. In an original tone, pioneering nature of first developments of casting powders will be described, illustrating empirical know-how of casting powders technology, based on trial-and-error method. It will be originally emphasized that technology of continuous casting powders derives directly from studies and developments followed for ingot casting setting-up. Latest developments will be analysed in terms of the value innovation business model.