MPPA is one of six trade associations
of the Metal Powder Industries Federation. Membership is open to any firm,
corporation or division thereof, located in continental North America, that
is commercially engaged for a period of not less than one year in the production
and sale of metal powders, metal flakes, metal fibers, or non-metallic powder
additives used with these materials, such as graphite or lubricants.
MPPA members manufacture powders, defined as discrete particles of elemental
metals or of mixtures of elemental metals or of alloys, the sizes of which
are not significantly larger than 12 mesh (U.S. series). In the case of fibers,
their diameters shall be in the order of 0.065 in. or less.
The objectives of the association shall be to: improve and promote the products
of the metal powder producing industries; promote investigation, research,
and interchange of ideas among its members; promote education in the science,
practice, and application of metal powders; arrange for the collection and
dissemination of information pertaining to the metal powder producing industries;
provide technical facts, data, and standards, fundamental to metal powders
and to the applications of metal powders; and cooperate with governmental
agencies so as to provide, within the scope of the association, maximum service
to the government at all times.