UK industry organisations & trade associations

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Ceramics

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

Composites

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

Materials Processing Institute (MPI)

UK Society for Biomaterials (UKSB)

Metals

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)

Copper Development Association (CDA)

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

Metallography

Metals Forum

The Minor Metals Trade Association

The National Metals Technology Centre - NAMTEC

National Association of Steel Stockholders (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 http://www.ama.org.uk/

British Aggregates Association http://www.british-aggregates.co.uk/

British Geological Survey http://www.bgs.ac.uk/

British Geotechnical Association BGA http://www.britishgeotech.org.uk/

British Tunnelling Society BTS www.britishtunnelling.org/

Coal Merchants Federation www.coalmerchants.co.uk/welcome.htm

Coal Research Forum http://www.coalresearch.forum.org/

Geological Society http://www.geolsoc.org.uk/

Geologists' Association www.geologist.demon.co.uk/

Institute of Explosives Engineers www.iexpe.org/

Institute of Quarrying http://www.quarrying.org/

Midland Institute of Mining Engineers www.themime.org.uk/

Mineral Industry Research Organisation MIRO www.miro.co.uk

Mineral Industry Sustainable Technology Programme MIST
http://www.mi-st.org.uk/

Mineral Product Association http://www.mineralproducts.org - merger between the British Cement Association, the Quarry Products Association and the Concrete Centre

Mineralogical Society www.minersoc.org/

Minerals Engineering Society www.mineralsengineering.org/

Mines Rescue Services http://www.minesrescue.com/

Mining Association of the United Kingdom (MAUK) www.mauk.org.uk/

North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers www.mininginstitute.org.uk/

Northern Mine Research Association (NMRS)  http://www.nmrs.org.uk/main.html

Quarry Products Association http://www.qpa.org/ - now Mineral Product Association

World Coal Association http://www.worldcoal.org

World Coal Institute http://www.wci-coal.com/

Packaging

British Aerosol Manufacturers' Association (BAMA) http://www.bama.co.uk/

British Brands Group http://www.britishbrandsgroup.com/

British Contract Manufacturers and Packers Association http://www.bcmpa.org.uk/

British Plastics Federation, Packaging Group http://www.bpf.co.uk/Members/Packaging_Group.aspx  

British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF) http://www.britishprint.com/

British Retail Consortium BRC http://www.brc.org.uk/

British Retail Consortium/IOP Standards http://www.brc.org.uk/standards/default.asp?mainsection_id=2&subsection_id=67

British Soft Drinks Association http://www.britishsoftdrinks.com/

Confederation of Paper Industries (formerly the Paper Federation of GB) http://www.paper.org.uk/

The Cosmetic Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA) http://www.ctpa.org.uk/

Food & Drink Federation (FDF) http://www.fdf.org.uk/

INCPEN – The Industry Council for Packaging & the Environment http://www.incpen.org/

Institute of Grocery Distribution http://www.igd.com/

Packaging Federation http://www.packagingfedn.co.uk/

Paper Industry Technical Association http://www.pita.co.uk/

Processing & Packaging Machinery Association (PPMA) http://www.ppma.co.uk/

SaferPak http://www.saferpak.com/

Smithers Pira http://www.smitherspira.com/Home.aspx

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)

Surface Engineering

British Surface Treatment Suppliers Association (BSTSA) http://www.bstsa.org.uk/

Leonardo Centre for Tribology and Surface Technology - University of Sheffield http://www.tribology.group.shef.ac.uk/index.htm

International Federation for Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering (IFHTSE) http://www.ifhtse.org/

Surface Engineering Association (SEA) http://www.sea.org.uk/

The Thermal Spraying and Surface Engineering Association (TSSEA) http://www.tssea.org/

General

British Measurement and Testing Association (BMTA) http://www.bmta.co.uk/aims.htm

The Recycling Association

Trade Association Forum (TFA) http://www.taforum.org/