International Steel Associations


World Steel Association

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) is a non-profit organisation with headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. A second office in Beijing, China, opened in April 2006.

worldsteel is one of the largest and most dynamic industry associations in the world, with members in every major steel-producing country. worldsteel represents steel producers, national and regional steel industry associations, and steel research institutes. Members represent around 85% of global steel production.

It was founded as the International Iron and Steel Institute on 10 July 1967. It changed its name to the World Steel Association on 6 October 2008. The association celebrated its 50th year anniversary in 2017.

ASTM International

ASTM International is a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of voluntary consensus standards. UNICOIL is an active member of ASTM International with voting rights.

Combined with our innovative business services, ASTM standards enhance performance and help everyone have confidence in the things they buy and use – from the toy in a child’s hand to the aircraft overhead.

Working across borders, disciplines and industries ASTM harnesses the expertise of over 30,000 members to create consensus and improve performance in manufacturing and materials, products and processes, systems and services.

National Coil Coating Association (NCCA)

The NCCA is an established trade organization dedicated to the growth of coiled coated products that was established in the USA. The NCCA consists of over 100 member companies that are at the forefront of the industry. The association has the following primary goals:

  • Provide information regarding business opportunities that address the changing needs in the marketplace.
  • Provide educational resources and assist its members in producing superior products and services to their customers.
  • Increase the awareness of coil coating in the industry.
  • Promote pre-painted metal.

Galvanizers Association

The Galvanizers Association was established in the USA and is now a worldwide organization with nearly 150 member companies. These companies are producers of galvanized continuous iron and steel sheets and pipes, and their suppliers. Meetings of the Galvanizers Association provides a forum for discussing topics pertaining to general galvanizing problems in order to advance the quality of galvanized products, thereby increasing their public acceptance.

Arab Iron and Steel Union

The Arab Iron and Steel Union was established in Algeria in 1971 as a first specific Arab Union interested in the development and growth of the Arab iron and steel industry. It is a non-governmental organization of a special entity having no political nature nor commercial character. It is involved in the field of preparing studies, organizing courses and holding conferences for the sake of the prosperity of the Arab iron and steel industry. It assists its members in their economic, technical and technological progress. The fields of the activity of the Union include the sectors of the extracting and manufacturing iron and steel industries according to the determinants of the standards and classifications internationally recognized and practiced.

European Coil Coating Association (ECCA)

The European Coil Coating Association (ECCA) was founded in 1967 and is based in Brussels. It has over 200 members spread over 18 countries and extraordinary members worldwide.

Mission & Objectives

  • Increasing the awareness of prepainted metal through targeted marketing programmes
  • Promoting the benefits of prepainted metal through the provision of innovative solutions and with particular emphasis on environmental, cost, quality and design benefits
  • Stimulating market, application, product and process development
  • Setting quality performance standards and developing test methods
  • Granting of Quality and Sustainability Labels for prepainted metal on the basis of the technical and sustainability requirements defined in the ECCA Premium® Label manual and based on independent third party control
  • Creating an industry network and forum for the development and exchange of ideas
  • Representation of the Industry in its contacts with Public Officials, Public Authorities, other Trade Associations and Professional Bodies.

South East Asia Iron & Steel Institute (SEAISI)

The SEAISI was incorporated in Shah Alam, Malaysia. SEAISI is a technical institute whose main objective is to promote the iron and steel industry in the South East Asian region. It achieves its objectives by facilitating technology transfer from around the world, especially from Australia, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. SEAISI has a large membership base, with members coming from all parts of the world, including leading steel companies and material suppliers and equipment suppliers.

Steel Recycling Institute

Part of American Iron & Steel Institute. Highlighting the sustainable advancements of the North American steel industry and their benefits to the environment, economy and society at large.

American Iron & Steel Institute

For over a century, North American steel producers have left their day-to-day rivalries behind to work as partners and members of the American Iron and Steel Institute in furthering its mission to influence public policy, educate and shape public opinion in support of a strong, sustainable U.S. and North American steel industry committed to manufacturing products that meet society’s needs.

International Rebar Exporters and Producers Association (IREPAS)

IREPAS was started in the early ’80s as a result of a meeting between CELSA and Gerdau. Ricardo Hugas created IREPAS to develop understanding between producers, traders and consumers of rebars around the world. Today, IREPAS unites producers, traders, raw material suppliers as well as end users and professionals from the shipping, finance and inspection industries.

IREPAS meets every six months in different locations, helping all members gain access to useful information about the markets around the globe, meet new parties to create business opportunities and create a better atmosphere for fair business.

The European Steel Association (EUROFER) AISBL

It is an international not-for-profit organisation under Belgian law, based in Brussels.

EUROFER was founded in 1976 and represents the entirety of steel production in the European Union. EUROFER members are steel companies and national steel federations throughout the EU. The major steel companies and national steel federations in Switzerland and Turkey are associate members.

Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries

ISRI and its 21 chapters represent approximately 1,300 companies operating in nearly 4,000 locations in the U.S. and 34 countries worldwide. ISRI members are manufacturers and processors, brokers and industrial consumers of scrap commodities, including ferrous and nonferrous metals, paper, electronics, rubber, plastics, glass, and textiles. ISRI’s associate members include equipment and service providers to the scrap recycling industry. Manufacturers and sellers of equipment and services—such as shredders, balers, cranes, cargo transporters, computer systems, and more—find value in promoting the scrap recycling industry through their membership in ISRI.

The British Metals Recycling Association

The British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA) is the trade association representing the £7 billion UK metal recycling sector – a globally competitive industry supplying environmentally-friendly raw material to metals manufacturers.

Certification Authority for Reinforcing Steels (CARES)

CARES is an independent, not-for-profit certification body, established in 1983 to provide confidence to the users, purchasers and specifiers of constructional steels through a regime of regulation, testing and inspection. It operates for the benefit of the construction industry offering certification schemes for companies that produce materials, components or offer services, primarily to the reinforced concrete industry.

Clients can specify CARES approved companies and products with confidence that they will comply with the relevant product or system standards and without the need for verification testing by the purchaser or contractor.

American Metal Market

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Metals Service Center Institute

More than 100+ years strong, the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) is the broadest-based, not-for-profit association serving the industrial metals industry. As the premier metals trade association, MSCI provides vision and voice to the metals industry, along with the tools and perspective necessary for a more successful business. We offer our service centers, producing mills and affiliate members an impressive array of high-level programs and services. Our goal is to meet your needs for knowledge and thought leadership, provide data and education for operational efficiency, promote industry advocacy, and create a marketplace for efficient transactions, debate, discussion and learning.

National Association of Architectural Metal Manufacturers

Since 1938, the National Association of Architectural Metal Manufacturers (NAAMM) has represented a wide variety of architectural metal products for building construction.

NAAMM currently has six operating divisions, which promote the use of their specific products through the development and distribution of technical standards.