As a whole, the contemporary self-hardening foundry moulds and cores represent a result of chemical reactions between quartz sands and binders at mould formation after good homogenization in mixers. Mixtures are hardened, obtaing the necessary physico-chemical characteristics; thus they realize the geometry of the future cast. One of the most important characteristics is the strength of mixtures, especially the adhesion strength that is formed on the border between sand and binding composition.
In this report, an improved method on adhesive strength determination of foundry mixtures is presented. Some theoretical protection aspects of the shown method are considered. A technological sequence of the method work and way of measurement are given. In figures, practical results from measurements of adhesion strength according to “No Bake”are shown.