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What does VM stand for?

VM stands for Volatile Matter

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Being 35-percent water and containing a high degree of volatile matter, it has both advantages and disadvantages.
75 Lowest Lowest Lowest Lowest Volatiles Reduction of Emissions as Related to LOI & Volatiles in Molding Sand Reduce LOI & Medium Highest Highest Medium Volatile Matter With Less Carbonaceous Additives Change Carbon Form No Highest Medium No From Gilsonite to Reference Reference Causticized Lignite Change Carbon From No Medium Medium No Gilsonite to Reference Reference Seacoal Change Carbon From No Lowest Lowest No Seacoal to Reference Reference Seacoal/Causticized Lignite Blend Reading the Table If a factor is marked "predominant," that binder or additive is frequently used in sand casting of that particular metal.
It is a hard, brittle, and black lustrous coal, often referred to as hard coal, containing a high percentage of fixed carbon and a low percentage of volatile matter.