Upcoming events

    • 17 Oct 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • 18 Oct 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Wadsworth, OH

    The 2019 Fall Board Meeting is open to all IHAA Members.  In addition to our board meeting on October 17, we have a workshop and plant tour scheduled for October 18.

    Meeting Schedule

    Wednesday, October 16, 2019
    6:00 p.m. Group Dinner for Early Arrivals (Location: Cellar Room at the Galaxy)

    Thursday, October 17, 2019
    12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Board Meeting (Location: Comfort Inn Conference Room)
    6:00 p.m.  Group Dinner (Location: Diamond Grill)

    Friday, October 18, 2019
    8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. "Extrusion Fundamentals & Defect Solutions" presentation (Location: Galaxy Conference Center)
    12:00 - 1:00 p.m.  Lunch
    1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Tour of Luke Engineering Rittman Plant (open to all attendees)

    Presentation Overview

    Jerome Fourmann from Rio Tinto will speak on "Extrusion Fundamentals & Defect Solutions." Hard Anodizing is a unique, electrochemical process used to protect the surface of extruded aluminium. In order to achieve optimum finish the aluminum extrusion subtract must meet certain processing and quality criteria. The first session particularly covers the fundamentals of the extrusion process suited for the anodizing process. The session will also include a review of those necessary testing procedures which will ensure the best product. The second session will cover the characteristics of various extrusion defects affecting finishes and properties.

    Hotel Information

    A room block is available at two local hotels:

    • Comfort Inn & Suites in Wadsworth, OH.  Room rate is $110 per night. To reserve a room, please call the hotel at +1 330-336-7692 or click here to reserve online.  The group name is "Luke Engineering" and the group code is "HV54T7."  Deadline for hotel reservations is Friday, September 20, 2019.
    • Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Wadsworth, OH.  Room rate is $110 per night for a Standard King Room/Standard Queen Room or $120 per night for a King Suite. To reserve a room, please call 330-334-7666.  The group name is "Luke Engineering".

    Location Information

    The closest airport is Akron-Canton (CAK). It is a smaller regional airport and is about a 30 minute drive to Wadsworth. The hotel will provide transportation for $50 per trip.

    The nearest larger international airport is Cleveland Hopkins (CLE). It is about a 50 minute drive to Wadsworth. The hotel will provide transportation for $75 per trip.

    The Detroit Metro airport (DTW) seems to have the best European connections. It is about a 3 hour drive to Wadsworth.

    Cleveland Points of Interest

    There are several things to see and do in the Cleveland area.  

    • 30 Sep 2020
    • 02 Oct 2020
    • Phoenix Copenhagen, Bredgade 37, DK-1260 Copenhagen

    18th Technical Symposium

    September 30 - October 2, 2020

    Phoenix Copenhagen
    1260 Copenhagen K

    A room block has been reserved at the Phoenix Copenhagen.  Rooms are DKK 2095,00 per room, per night.  Rate includes wireless internet, VAT service, environmental fee and large breakfast buffet.  Deadline for reservations is July 1, 2020.  Please click here to download the hotel reservation form.


    The International Hard Anodizing Association is looking for suggestions of subject ideas, and/or potential speakers who could address the IHAA’s 2020 symposium. The symposium will be held on September 30 - October 2, 2020 at the Phoenix Hotel in Copenhagen, Demark. This year's symposium theme is Engineered Coatings in Advanced Applications.

    We want to make this year’s symposium as valuable and impactful for our membership and outside attendees of our Biennial Symposium.

    IHAA will reimburse speakers as follows:

    • Non-Member speakers from Europe up to $1,000 of documented expenses.
    • Non-member speakers from Outside of Europe will receive up to $1,600 of documented expenses.
    • IHAA members are not eligible for expense reimbursement, but registration fees to the symposium for one additional attendee from your company are waived (a $500 savings).

    Please submit your thoughts on subjects of interest, or recommendations for a speaker, to Denise Downing at staff@ihanodizing.com. The deadline to submit your suggestions is October 15, 2019.

Past events

02 May 2019 2019 Spring Board Meeting
19 Sep 2018 17th Technical Symposium

International Hard Anodizing Association
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