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

Why do foundries use Alphaset?

Compared to Furan - no sulfur 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 choose 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 choose 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 to achieve your goals.

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