Business Highlights

AFS Hoyt Memorial Lecture

April 2017



Doug Trinowski presents the prestigious Hoyt Memorial Lecture at the 2017 Metalcasting Congress. Read More...


June 1, 2016


Hexion and Hüttenes-Albertus today announced that Hexion has sold its 50% interest in HA-International, LLC. Read More...

15 Year Anniversary

April 14, 2016


HA International is proud to celebrate 15 years of Foundry Excellence. Read More...

Doug Trinowski Presents Hoyt Memorial Lecture

April 2017

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin - (April 2017) - The American Foundry Society’s Hoyt Memorial Lecture was established in 1938 and has been a highlight of every AFS Metal Casting Congress since then. The chosen lecturer is selected for his/her contributions to the metal casting industry and this year HA International’s Douglas Trinowski was given the honor of presenting the lecture. His presentation was on “The Power and Need for Research in Metalcasting”. Doug gave an engaging presentation on past metalcasting research that has led to measurable improvements in the industry and focused on the need for continued research as supported by AFS. He also outlined many examples of critical needs and challenges in the industry that can only be resolved with organized research. Finally, Doug focused some time on how research is conducted in various countries and the need for improving the technical transfer process.

Doug is the former Vice President of Research and Development for HA International and the current Director of Special Projects. We are a successful organization today due in large part to the leadership of Doug and the contributions of him and his team over many years.

Hüttenes-Albertus Announces Purchase of Hexion’s Interest in HA-International, LLC

June 1, 2016

DÜSSELDORF, Germany and COLUMBUS, Ohio, USA / - (June 1, 2016) - Hexion Inc. (“Hexion”) and Hüttenes- Albertus Chemische Werke GmbH (“HA”) today announced that Hexion has sold its 50% interest in HA-International, LLC (“HAI”), a joint venture serving the North American foundry industry, to its joint venture partner HA-USA, Inc., an entity controlled by HA.

HAI is the market leading manufacturer and supplier of foundry resin systems, resin coated sand for shell molding and refractory coatings for North America. HAI will continue a strategic sourcing arrangement with Hexion’s Louisville, Kentucky site. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Read more in our Press Release.

CastExpo 2016

April 16-19, 2016

Sponsored by the American Foundry Society (AFS), CastExpo 2016 is the single largest trade show and exposition in North America for metalcasters and industry suppliers. HA International's exhibit in Booth #1924 showcases our products and services to both current and potential customers.

Our theme “What's Brewing” features a coffee barista and highlights our continued commitment to innovating our resin, resin coated sand, and refractory coatings product lines.

HAI Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary

April 14, 2016

While this is the 15th year since becoming HA International, we celebrate a rich history that dates back over 80 years. This year marks 15 years since Delta-HA and Borden Chemical successfully merged to create HA International. On their own, these two organizations enjoyed a rich history in supplying quality products and cutting edge technology to the North American foundry industry. For the past 15 years, HA International has leveraged these past successes to become the leading supplier of resins, resin coated sand, refractory coatings and additional product lines that support the industry.

We recognize that the industry is facing new challenges which we believe will open the door for opportunity. HA International’s philosophy, rooted in passion for performance, quality, consistency and customer focus, drives us to re-invent our products and services. This year we look forward to a pipeline of innovations, from updated product technology, to the recent launch of a customer facing app and modernized website. We are excited about what’s brewing at HAI and we look forward to another 15 years of sharing success with our customers.

CastExpo 2013

April 6-9, 2013

CastExpo 2013, held April 6th-9th in St. Louis, MO, proved to be a great success. HA International’s goal for the show was to find an interesting way to showcase our products and services to both current and potential customers.

Our theme was “Partner with the Pros” and the booth featured a 3-hole golf course, promoting the resin, coated sand, and refractory coatings product lines. Our commitment to EcoMission was highlighted throughout the booth, along with cores and castings on display from several key customers.

Sustainability Report

March 12, 2012

Sustainability Report

We are pleased to announce our 2011 Sustainability Report. As an organization, we are committed to all aspects of sustainability applicable to our business not just as socially appropriate activities but as sound long term business practices. This report highlights our commitment to sustainability with our associates, our customers, our suppliers and our owners.

Wedron Flux Acquisition

April 1, 2010

Wedron Flux

HA International, North America’s largest supplier of products for foundry core and mold production, is pleased to announce effective April 1, 2010, the acquisition of the Wedron Flux product line from Black Lab Corporation. This strategic addition will naturally complement HA Internationals full breadth product offering to the foundry marketplace. We will continue to promote the well recognized brand, Wedron Flux (WF), to develop and expand the flux product category. Both manual and injection fluxes, equipment and parts will be offered. The acquisition reinforces HAI’s commitment to providing the highest quality products and services available.

HAI has unique capabilities to leverage the foundry flux offering using the existing HA United Kingdom flux technologies and Wedron Flux technologies. Additionally, we maintain a direct sales force and distribution network to provide complete coverage and solutions to the marketplace.

Operations will remain at Black Lab Corporation as they will continue to manufacture the quality flux products well known to the industry. Sales representation will also remain the same as John Reynolds joins the HAI team to continue to support the Wedron Flux product line. HAI will process all orders and invoicing for Wedron Flux products.

Our overall objective is to experience a seamless transition with no disruption to the quality service already being delivered. We are excited to begin this endeavor and look forward to continued success with our foundry product lines.

HAI Launches New HAI Transportation Services (HATS)

November 3, 2009


HA International announces the launch of our new HAI Transportation Services (HATS). This new service enables our customers to reduce transportation costs by taking advantage of the volume discounts HAI receives from our carriers. With on-time-delivery service over 97%, get your material when you expect it to be delivered. HAI can help reduce downtime due to late deliveries and can even track most shipments real-time.

HAI Signs MOU for Chromite Mineral Sand

June 23, 2009

HAI will be the exclusive distributor of Oregon Resources Corporation's (ORC) unique high performance chromite mineral sand to the foundry market in North America. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is the first of several envisaged agreements evolving from a mutual desire to establish a long term relationship encompassing collaboration on blended product formulation, trademarks & intellectual property co-ownership and exclusive marketing and distribution of ORC's chromite mineral sand.

Toledo Optimization

February 5, 2009

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HA International announces the Six Sigma improvements made in the manufacturing of refractory coatings at our Toledo, Ohio facility. The outcome of this Six Sigma optimization enables HAI to deliver the leading refractory coating product line in the industry with consistent, quality products. View our Toledo Optimization Video to learn more.

HAI Launches New and Improved Companion and Auxiliary Product Line

January 28, 2009


HA International announces its new and improved Companion and Auxiliary product line. HAI has repositioned our products to better meet the needs of the market place and now offers a complete line of Companion and Auxiliary products for the foundry process. Our Companion product line is a perfect match for your Resin and Resin Coated Sand products while our Auxiliary product line rounds out the rest of your foundry needs. Learn more about our Companion and Auxiliary product line.

Lignol Energy Joint Product Development Agreement

September 11, 2008

Lignol Energy and HA International Announce Joint Product Development Agreement for High Purity Lignin HP-L™.

Lignol Energy Corporation(“Lignol”) (TSX-V: LEC) a leading technology company in the cellulosic ethanol and biorefining sector, and HA International (“HAI”), North America’s largest supplier of products for foundry core and mold production, today announced ... <more>

HAI Launches EcoMission Product Line

May 19, 2008


HAI launches EcoMission with a set of criteria based environmental product lines to include resins, resin coated sand, and refractory coatings. EcoMission products Biocure, Custom Coat E-Series, DuraKote, and ALpHASET all provide unique environmental product characteristics to foundries to ultimately improve sustainability. The use of: water and/or renewable components, recycled components, Low VOCs, Low HAPs with low odor components are the foundation of the EcoMission criteria. Learn more about our EcoMission strategy.

Modern Casting Podcast

May 2008

Modern Casting May 2008 Podcast (1:36 min) Keith McLean, President of HA International, believes the US Metal Casting Industry must stay focused on making increasingly complex parts to compete in the global market. Listen Now

HAI Reaches Global Community with New Website

January 1, 2008

HA International launches to the foundry industry. HAI showcases product innovations and opens a web community. With easy log in registration, customers can view customized product information and the full benefits of site can be realized. Register now to create an account and log in.