Partners Column 1b

The founding partners

ASM International®

ASM International, founded in 1913 and preparing to celebrate 100 years of serving the materials engineering community, is the world's largest professional society for materials scientists and engineers and has an international membership of over 34,000. The society provides high-quality, solution-focused materials information through publications, events, databases, training, and an international network of local chapters. Those interested in more information about membership and ASM's information resources are encouraged to visit the website at or contact us directly.

NACE International®

NACE is the world's largest organization dedicated to corrosion prevention.  NACE International is the global voice of the corrosion control and prevention industry. NACE seeks to: educate corrosion professionals in all relevant industries through training and certification; establish industry-wide communication through membership events and activities; promote research of new technology through trade standards and publications; advocate on behalf of corrosion experts among public and private sectors.

The contributing partners

ASTM International

 ASTM International, formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), is a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of international voluntary consensus standards. Today, some 12,000 ASTM standards are used around the world to improve product quality, enhance safety, facilitate market access and trade, and build consumer confidence.  ASTM's leadership in international standards development is driven by the contributions of its members: more than 30,000 of the world's top technical experts and business professionals representing 135 countries. Working in an open and transparent process and using ASTM's advanced electronic infrastructure, ASTM members deliver the test methods, specifications, guides, and practices that support industries and governments worldwide.

SSPC The Society for Protective Coatings

The Society for Protective Coatings was founded in 1950 as the Steel Structures Painting Council, a non-profit professional society concerned with the use of coatings to protect industrial steel structures. In 1997, the name of the association was changed to The Society for Protective Coatings to better reflect the changing nature of coatings technology and the ever-expanding types of construction materials. SSPC is the only non-profit association that is focused on the protection and preservation of concrete, steel and other industrial and marine structures and surfaces through the use of high-performance protective, marine and industrial coatings. SSPC is the leading source of information on surface preparation, coating selection, coating application, environmental regulations, and health and safety issues that affect the protective coatings industry.

Granta Design

Granta Design is the world leader in materials information technology. Our software tools, materials data, and materials database solutions help engineering enterprises to:

Manage critical materials data, Enable better materials decisions, Design for environmental objectives and regulations, Provide materials support for engineering design, analysis, and simulation

Granta solutions improve quality, innovation, and efficiency, while reducing risk and cost in industries including aerospace, energy, automotive, industrial and consumer equipment, medical devices, materials production, electronics, and oil and gas.

Granta also supports materials education, providing a unique set of teaching resources that are used at over 800 universities and colleges around the world to train the next generation of engineers, materials scientists, and product designers.