The International Molybdenum Association (IMOA) was founded in 1989 and is registered under Belgian law as a non-profit trade association (ASBL) with scientific purposes.
IMOA represents 85% of Western World production and all conversion facilities; the largest mines in China are also members, together with Chinese converters.
IMOA works with the consumer industry, publishing brochures on molybdenum-containing alloys' usage, introducing training seminars in the USA, China and Europe and preparing sets of case studies on various applications.
IMOA has an ambitious market development programme to promote and increase end-use applications of moly in co-operative ventures with allied organisations.
The extensive work programme of the IMOA HSE Committee includes coverage of regulatory and classification issues, monitoring proposed legislation and developing scientific data on the impact of moly on human health and the environment. In response to the EU’s legislation “REACH”, IMOA has set up a REACH Consortium which is open to Association members and non-members alike.
The publication of guidelines on Sampling and Assaying have aroused worldwide interest amongst all sectors of an industry, eager to adopt recognised and uniform practices.
The collection of accurate historical statistics regarding production and consumption improves annually in accuracy.
The Annual General Meeting, often hosted by a member company, brings together the moly industry worldwide.
Competition laws are strictly observed under guidance from Counsel.
The current subscription for membership is US$8,500 per annum. Producers and converters pay additional contributions based on tonnage in the previous year.
To apply for a membership download the IMOA application form. (PDF)