Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) celebrates ten years since
its official launch as a result of the merger between The Institute of
Materials (IoM) and the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy (IMM).
The merger took
place to establish the Institute as a professional body for the advancement of
materials, minerals and mining, to governments, industry and academia. The joining of the Institutes has also
enabled member services to develop and has raised the profiles of the various
professions within the Institute.
The IoM was
formed by a merger between the Institute of Metals, the Institute of Ceramics
and the Plastics and Rubber Institute in 1993. Its original roots go right back to the Iron and Steel Institute
which was founded in 1869. The IMM was formed by a merger of the Institute of
Mining and Metallurgy with the Institution of Mining Engineers in 1998, and its
roots go back to 1892.
has a history of mergers, which have provided numerous benefits to its members and
gives the Institute a means to a more powerful voice within the global
materials and mining industry.
Numerous mergers have taken place since 2002:
of Packaging merged into The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. Now
known as The Packaging Society
Clay Technology merged into The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.
Now known as the International Clay Technology Association (ICTa)
of Wood Science merged into The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.
Now known as IWSc: The Wood Technology Society
of Vitreous Enamellers merged into The Institute of Materials, Minerals and
Mining. Now known as IVE: The Vitreous Enamellers' Society