UK industry organisations & trade associations

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Brick Development Association 

Brick Industry Association (BIA)

British Ceramic Confederation (BCC)

British Glass

British Precast

CERAM Research Ltd. now Lucideon 

Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) 

Concrete Society 

Construction Products Association

Glass Technology Services (GTS)

Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete Association part of the Concrete Society

Lucideon formerly CERAM Research Ltd.

Society of Glass Technology


British Plastics Federation, Composites Group 

Composites Innovation Cluster - CIC

Composites Processing Association now Composites UK 

Composites UK - Hub Database

KTN Materials - Composites Group 

KTN Materials - Technical Textiles Group

National Composites Centre


Materials Processing Institute (MPI)

UK Society for Biomaterials (UKSB)


Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (ALUPRO)

Aluminium Federation (ALFED) 

Association of Welding Distribution (AWD)

British Abrasives Federation (BAF) 

British Coatings Federation (BCF)

British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA)

British Investment Casting Trade Association (BICTA) now part of the Cast Metals Federation

British Industrial Furnace Constructors Association

British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA)

British Manufacturing Plant Constructor's Association (BMPCA)

British Stainless Steel Association (BSSA)

Cast Metals Federation (CMF)

Castings Development Centre (CDC) renamed Castings Technology International (Cti)

Cobalt Development Institute (CDI)

Confederation of British Metalforming (CBM)

Contract Heat Treatment Association (CHTA)

Engineering Equipment and Materials Users Association (EEMUA)

The Fastener and Engineering Research Association (FERA)

Federation of British Hand Tool Manufacturers (FBHTM)

Galvanizers Association (GA)

The Gauge Toolmakers Association (GTMA) 

The Goldsmiths' Company

The Institute of Materials Finishing (IMF)

Institute of Spring Technology (IST)

The Iron and Steel Statistics Bureau (ISSB)

The Ironmongers' Company

International Lead Association (ILA) (formerly Lead Development Association LDA)

Lead Constructors Association (LCA)

Lead Sheet Training Academy (LSA)

Manufacturing Institute

Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) (formerly The Machine Tool Technologies Association (MTTA))

Marine Corrosion Forum

Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association


Metals Forum

The Minor Metals Trade Association

The National Metals Technology Centre - NAMTEC

National Association of Steel Service (NASS) 

Nickel Institute

SAMPE Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering - UK and Ireland Chapter

Stainless Steel Advisory Service (SSAS)

Steel Construction Institute

UK Magnetics Society

UK Spring Manufacturers Association Association (UKSMA) (formerly SRMA Spring Research Manufacturers Association)

UK Steel

Uranium Institute renamed World Nuclear Association

VANITEC (the Vanadium International Technical Committee)

Wolfson Heat Treatment Centre

World Bureau of Metals Statistics (WBMS)

World Gold Council

The Worshipful Company of Engineers

The Worshipful Company of Pewterers

The Worshipful Company of Turners of London

The Worshipful Company of Tinplate Workers alias Wire Workers of the City of London

Zinc Information Centre (ZInC)

Minerals & Mining

Association of Mining Analysts

British Aggregates Association

British Geological Survey

British Geotechnical Association BGA

British Tunnelling Society BTS

Coal Merchants Federation

Coal Research Forum

Geological Society

Geologists' Association

Institute of Explosives Engineers

Institute of Quarrying

Midland Institute of Mining Engineers

Mineral Industry Research Organisation MIRO

Mineral Industry Sustainable Technology Programme MIST

Mineral Product Association - merger between the British Cement Association, the Quarry Products Association and the Concrete Centre

Mineralogical Society

Minerals Engineering Society

Mines Rescue Services

Mining Association of the United Kingdom (MAUK)

North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers

Northern Mine Research Association (NMRS)

Quarry Products Association - now Mineral Product Association

World Coal Association

World Coal Institute


British Aerosol Manufacturers' Association (BAMA)

British Brands Group

British Contract Manufacturers and Packers Association

British Plastics Federation, Packaging Group  

British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF)

British Retail Consortium BRC

British Retail Consortium/IOP Standards

British Soft Drinks Association

Confederation of Paper Industries (formerly the Paper Federation of GB)

The Cosmetic Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA)

Food & Drink Federation (FDF)

INCPEN – The Industry Council for Packaging & the Environment

Institute of Grocery Distribution

Packaging Federation

Paper Industry Technical Association

Processing & Packaging Machinery Association (PPMA)


Smithers Pira

Plastics and Rubber

British Adhesives and Sealants Association (BASA) 

British Plastics Federation (BPF)

British Rubber and Polyurethane Products Association 

British Tyre Manufacturers' Association (BTMA)

The Gauge Toolmakers Association (GTMA) 

International Rubber Study Group (IRSG) 

The Macro Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Society of Chemical Industry

Materials Engineering Research Laboratory Ltd (MERL) now Element

Oxo-Biodegradable Plastics Association 

The Packaging and Flexible Packaging Group

Polymer Machinery Manufacturers and Distributors Association Ltd. (PMMDA)

Processing and Packaging Machinery Association (PPMA)

Society for Adhesion and Adhesives (SAA) 

Scottish Plastic and Rubber Association (SPRA)

UK Circular Plastics Network (UKCPN)

Surface Engineering

British Surface Treatment Suppliers Association (BSTSA)

Leonardo Centre for Tribology and Surface Technology - University of Sheffield

International Federation for Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering (IFHTSE)

Surface Engineering Association (SEA)

The Thermal Spraying and Surface Engineering Association (TSSEA)


British Measurement and Testing Association (BMTA)


The Recycling Association

Trade Association Forum (TFA)