In 1990, various members representing producers, processors, marketers, customers and suppliers of iron and steel slags founded the Australasian (iron & steel) Slag Association (ASA). Adopting a similar operating model used by the National Slag Association based in the USA, the ASA has since forged its own operating model and governance structure to meet the needs of an evolving and complex operating environment in Australia. The video below highlights the multiple uses and types of slag products:

The Association's foundational objectives were initially to conduct research of common interest to members and present the findings and technical information to support the beneficial use of iron and steel slags in the construction materials and other potential end-use industries.  Today the Association has four (4) major planks which underpin its strategic plan with objectives for Membership, Advocacy, Education and Technical Literature.

In choosing a name for the Association, the term ‘Australasian’ was used to recognise the Association’s reach and acknowledge the members scattered across the region, namely Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and Malaysia.

Through its research and facilitation of information interchange activities between relevant stakeholders, the Association continues to increase the recognition and understanding of the beneficial use of iron and steel slags amongst industry members, government and the community.

We trust you'll find the information provided throughout this website informative and of value to your needs.

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Holcim Australia releases a new low carbon concrete range that allows for carbon neutral projects.

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MECLA: Reducing Carbon Emissions In Australia


Two Australasian (iron & steel) Slag Association members; BlueScope and Holcim, have joined forces with the NSW Government and WWF-Australia in a new coalition to reduce carbon emissions in Australia’s building and construction industry.

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Advances In Boral Low-Carbon Concrete Makes Way For An Exciting Opportunity.


If successful in passing trial phases, Boral has announced they will supply their decarbonised concrete to be used in Perth’s new Roe Highway Logistics Park development.

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Scholarship To Provide Stability for Aspiring Students


Dr George Wang- a dedicated educator and scholar who has contributed to slag research in Australia, received a scholarship in 1989 to study his doctorate at the University of Wollongong (UOW) and is now returning the favour to the next generation of students who wish to study civil engineering by establishing an ongoing scholarship.

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