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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.


News Updates

Aviva Stadium’s Eco-Friendly Construction Shines in Historic UEFA Europa League Final

23-05-2024

The UEFA Europa League Final took place at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, which was constructed using advanced low-carbon concrete materials to significantly reduce CO2 emissions. The stadium's construction featured innovative low-carbon concrete materials, which played a pivotal role in minimising its carbon footprint.

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Holcim US win Slag Cement Association Award

09-05-2024

Holcim US has earned recognition as a winner in the recent Slag Cement Association awards, which celebrate innovations and projects utilising slag cement from 2023.

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16th Global Slag Conference Recap

01-05-2024

The 16th Global Slag Conference has successfully taken place in Dubai, UAE, with 175 registered delegates from 32 countries, two field trips to slag grinding plants and the Global Slag Awards dinner at a spectacular camp on the edge of the Arabian Desert.

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Independent Cement & Lime Group Publish EPD for Ground Granulated Blast-Furnace Slag

18-04-2024

Recently accredited by EPD Australasia, Independent Cement and Lime Group (ICL) have published their EPD for Ground Granulated Blast-furnace Slag (GGBFS) powder.

GGBFS is produced by quenching molten iron slag (a by-product of iron and steelmaking) from a blast furnace in water.

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