Solutions Database

Solutions Database

This database compiles companies, research institutions, and other solution providers from across the world who can provide the technical expertise to help your city develop more sustainably. Oftentimes cities may wish to carry out sustainable projects, but lack specific knowledge or capacity. The listed solution providers have experience in supporting cities and regions to achieve their sustainability goals.

Solution providers can add their solutions by clicking here. All submitted solutions are subject to approval.  

(Please note: inclusion on the list does not denote endorsement from the IUC programme.) 


Solution Information

Solution Title

Inorganic binder system to minimize emissions, improve indoor air quality, purify and reuse of conta

Solution Title (in English)


Air pollution, industrial waste


Foundry industry


Green Foundry LIFE will introduce novel technologies for sand-moulding systems to cut emissions, improve indoor air quality and support the circular economy through re-use of foundry sand that is normally landfilled. This will involve replacing organic binders with inorganic binders when making sand moulds and cores for the casting process. Organic binders emit hazardous casting fumes and fine particles such as binder aerosols. By accelerating the uptake of inorganic binders, the project would have a significant impact on reducing hazardous emissions and improving indoor air quality for foundry workers. The new process will also use less sand, water and energy. Results from pilot foundries in Finland and Italy will be shared with the industry, including through practical tools for implementation of best practice. Green Foundry LIFE will publish its best available techniques for the introduction of inorganic binder systems in iron and steel foundries and submit them for inclusion in the next iteration of the EU Smitheries and Foundries BREF.
SDGs and Topics

Sustainable Development Goals


Air quality
Circular economy
Sustainable production/consumption
Water, waste management and sanitation
Solution Provider

Provider Name

Meehanite Technology Oy

Legal Form

Size (Employees)


Kuokkamaantie 4, 33800






Additional Information

Corporate Social Responsibility

Management System Certifications

Research and Development Activities

Information for B2C


Reference Projects