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HAI's unique water soluble phenolic chemistry can be used with all types of sand and provides foundries with high quality castings, less cleaning room costs, and increased profits.


The Alphaset System is a no-bake foundry binder system utilizing an alkaline phenolic resin cured by an organic ester co-reactant developed and patented by Borden Chemical.

This resins system is a two-part, water soluble system that delivers the production of quality castings.

Why foundries use Alphaset?

Compared to Furan - no sulphur and no FA equals lower odor and a pleasanter system to use

Compared to Phenolic-urethane - no organic solvents means lower odor and a pleasanter system to use

Compared to FA and PUNB; Easier strip means better pattern life and striping can happen long after strip time

Product Features

  • Excellent system for steel applications
    • Excellent hot strength
    • Veining resistance
  • A wide variety of co-reactants to chose from for an excellent product flexibility
  • Low emissions profile; VOC and HAPs
  • Water based resin
  • Sand reclamation can be achieved in an efficient way by thermally reclaiming using the Alpha Beta Max additive.
  • Excellent release properties

Technical Assistance

HAI can help you optimize your operation, improve your performance, and help you chose components to meet all your core making needs. HAI will help you choose the right Part 1 to Part 2 ratios for your operation. Contact us today and let one of our experienced employees help you find the best binder system for your core making needs.

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