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Information on tungsten: sources, properties and uses


Members of ITIA, from 21 countries, include mining companies, processors/consumers and trading companies.  Any company involved in tungsten may join, subject to fulfilling the requirements laid down by the ITIA Charter.

ITIA's aim is to promote the use of tungsten and tungsten products.  Its main activities are in the field of education, market research and health, safety and environment (HSE) and are defined as follows: 

  • to promote the use of tungsten and tungsten products 
  • to co-ordinate the extensive work programme of the ITIA Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Committee, including:
    • regulatory and classification issues,o monitoring proposed legislation, 
    • developing scientific data on the impact of tungsten on human health and the environment,
    • in response to the EU's legislation "REACH", ITIA has set up a Tungsten Consortium which is open to Association members and non-members alike 
  • to organise an Annual General Meeting (AGM) as a forum at which the world’s tungsten industry gathers and at which a variety of industry and general papers is presented. 
  • to collate from different sources, comprehensive statistics covering tungsten production, processing, consumption and end-uses and to circulate an annual report to its members.   
  • to collate and circulate on a regular basis information relating to the ITIA's activities and to arrange for publication of a periodic Newsletter 
  • to liaise and exchange information with other metal trade associations. 

In the “Members’ Area” of the website, statistical reports (supply and demand), presentations from the past AGMs, Minutes of the Committee meetings, safety data sheet templates, HSE work programme summaries, studies and publications and regulatory updates can be found.  The “Members’ Area” is solely for the benefit of our members and cannot be accessed by non-members.  Members of ITIA also benefit from discounted rates to attend the AGMs and priority to join plant/mine visits. 

The minimum annual subscription has remained US$8,000 since 2008 but further contributions are payable based on a system structured so that the subscription reflects the size of a company's tungsten business. 

To apply for membership of ITIA, click here for an application form. 

A list of ITIA members is available by company, by country or by product/activity.

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