Worldwide materials, minerals & mining organisations by continent

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Aluminium Federation of South Africa

South African Council for Mineral and Metallurgical Technology - Mintek -

South Africa Institute of Mining and Metallurgy

South African Institute of Foundrymen

South African Iron and Steel Institute 

Southern African Stainless Steel Development Association (SAASDA)

Southern African Institute of Iron and Steel Construction


Adhesion Society Inc

Alacero =  Latin American Steel Association 

Aluminum Association

Aluminium Association of Canada

Aluminium Foil Container Manufacturers Association (AFCMA)

American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES)

American Ceramic Society (ACS)

American Chemical Society (ACS)

American Chemical Society - Rubber Division

American Foundry Society

American Galvanizers Association Inc

American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers (AIME)

American Institute of Steel Construction

American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI)

American Metalcasting Consortium (AMC)

American Plastics Council Inc.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

American Society of Nondestructive Testing (ASNT)

American Society for Composites

American Society for Testing of Materials (ASTM)

American Underground Construction Association AUCA Now a Division of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration

American Welding Society (AWS)

American Vacuum Society (AVS)

American Zinc Association

Argentinian Chamber for Aluminium and Metals Industries (CAIAMA)

Argentinian Steel Institute = Instituto Argentino de Siderurgia

ASM International

The Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST) (formed by merger of AISE and ISS)

The BioEnvironmental Polymer Society

Brazilian Aluminium Association = Associaçaõ Brasileira do Aluminio (ABAL)

Brazilian Association of Composites Materials (ABMACO)= now Latin American Association of Composites Materials (ALMACO)

Brazilian Association of Rubber Technology =  Associação Brasileira de Tecnologia da Borracha (ABTB)

Brazilian Ceramic Society = Associaçaõ Brasileira de Ceramica

Brazilian Foundry Society = Associaçaõ Brasileira do Fundiçaõ (ABF)

Brazilian Materials Research Society (B-MRS) = Sociedade Brasileira de Pesquisa em Materiais 

Brazilian Metallurgy, Materials and Minerals Association = Associaçaõ Brasileira de Metalurgia, Materiais e Mineracao (ABM)

Brazilian Mining Association = Instituto Brasileiro de Mineração (IBRAM)

Brazilian Polymer Association = Associaçaõ Brasileira de Polímeros (ABPOL)

Canadian Association for Composite Structures and Materials (CACSM)

Canadian Ceramic Society (CCS)

Canadian Foundry Association

Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (CIM)

Canadian Institute of Steel Construction

Canadian Plastics Industry Association

Canadian Steel Producers Association

Cast Metals Institute (CMI), USA

Chilean Steel Institute = Instituto Chileno del Acero (ICHA) - Chile

Chilean Association of Plastic Manufacturers = Asociacion de Industriales del Plastico (ASIPLA)

Composite Fabricators Association (CFA)

Composites Institute, USA

Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, USA

Forging Industry Association (FIA) USA

Industrial Minerals Association 9IMA-NA) - North America

Institute of Mining Engineers, Peru = Instituto de Ingenieros de Minas del Perú

Instituto Latinoamericano del Fierro y del Acero (ILAFA) now Latin American Iron and Steel Institute - Alacero

Iron Casting Research Institute (ICRI)

Latin American Association of Composites Materials = Associação Latino-Americana de Materiais Compósitos (ALMACO)

Latin American Steel Association = Asociacion Latinoamericana del Acero (Alacero)

Latin American Zinc Association = Asociación Latinoamericana de Zinc (LATIZA)

Lead Industries Association, Inc, USA

Materials Research Society

Metal Powder Industries Federation

Metal Treating Institute, (MTI) USA

Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MIHR)

The Minerals Metals and Materials Society (TMS)

National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE)

Non-Ferrous Founders' Society, USA

North American Casting Association (NADCA)

Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) USA

Refractories Metals Association, USA

Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) USA

SAMPE Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering

The Silver Institute USA

Society of Automotive Engineers

Society for Biomaterials

Society of Exploration Geophysicists USA

Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) USA 

Society of Plastics Engineers

Society of Plastics Industry

Society of Petroleum Engineers

Stainless Steel Information Center (USA)

Steel Founders' Society of America (SFSA) USA

Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) USA

Steel Service Center Institute (SCCI) USA

Steel Tube Institute of North America

Thermal Spray Society USA

Tube and Pipe Association USA


Adhesive and Sealant Council

All India Stainless Steel Industries Association

Aluminium Association of India

Aluminium Institute

Aluminium Metal Matrix Consortium

Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC)

Australian Composite Structures Society (ACSS)

Ceramics Society of Japan

China Coal Information Institute

Chinese Society for Composite Materials (CSCM)

Chinese Society for Metals (CSM)

Indian Institute of Metals (IIM) 

Indian Institute of Packaging

Indian Metal Industries (IMI)

Indian Rubber Institute

Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology (IMMT, India)

IoM - Institute of Materials (East Asia)

Iron and Steel Institute of Japan

Japan Aluminium Association

Japan Iron and Steel Federation

The Japan Institute of Metals (JIM)

Japan Society for Composite Materials (JSCM)

Malaysian Rubber Board

National Research Institute for Metals, Japan changed name to National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)

The Polymer Society of Thailand

The Rubber Society of Korea (RSK)

The Society of Rubber Industry, Japan

Shanghai Institute of Ceramics (SICCAS)

South East Asia Iron and Steel Institute (SEAISI)

Turkish Rubber Board = Kauçuk Derneği


AusIMM Metallurgical Society

Australasian Ceramic Society

Australian Corrosion Association

Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy

Australasian Plastics and Rubber Institute

Australian Aluminium Council

Australian Stainless Steel Development Association (ASSDA)

Composites Association of New Zealand

Composites Australia Inc

Consortium Australian Die Casting Association

Engineers Australia

Heavy Engineering Research Association (HERA), New Zealand

Institute of Materials Engineering Australasia (IMEA)- formerly Institute of Metals and Materials Australasia

Plastics Institute of New Zealand