Close this search box.

Industry Associations and Links

Bulk Solids Industry Associations and other useful links of interest to dry solids processing managers and engineers.

United States

Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA)

The Voice of the Conveyor Industry of the Americas. A trade association
serving the manufacturers and designers of conveyor equipment worldwide since
1933. Companies that represent the leading designers, manufacturers, and
installers of conveyors, conveyor components, and material handling systems.


Process Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (PEMA)

Formed in 1960, PEMA® brings together companies that supply equipment and systems that are used by process industries including but not limited to: Food, chemical, pharmaceutical, wastewater treatment, paint and coatings, agribusiness, ceramics, metals, plastics, wood, pulp and paper, environmental, building products and mining/minerals.


The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (PMMI)

Founded in 1933, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is a trade association made up of more than 700 member companies that manufacture packaging, processing and packaging-related converting machinery, commercially-available packaging machinery components, containers and materials in the United States, Canada and Mexico.


The Industrial Minerals Association – North America (IMA-NA)

The Industrial Minerals Association – North America (IMA-NA) is the representative voice of companies which extract and process a vital and beneficial group of raw materials known as industrial minerals.


The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states.


The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME)

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) is a professional society (nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation) whose more than 15,000 membership represents all professionals serving the minerals industry in more than 100 countries. SME members include engineers, geologists, metallurgists, educators, students and researchers.


American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers is an educational and scientific organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems. Founded in 1907 and headquartered in St. Joseph, Michigan, ASABE comprises members in more than 100 countries.



TUNRA Bulk Solids

TUNRA Bulk Solids offers solutions for all industries dealing with bulk materials and covers the entire spectrum of bulk materials handling and storage applications. Our comprehensive laboratory test facilities are ISO9001, ISO14001 and AS4801 certified and our highly qualified and committed team of engineers and consultants are available to assist you to overcome existing handling problems and design new systems to guarantee future trouble-free plant operations.


The Netherlands

Feed Design Lab

Feed Design Lab is the leading practical research and education centre for innovation and sustainability in the animal feed sector. More than 100 companies from across the sector, based both in the Netherlands and abroad, are partners in Feed Design Lab and participate actively in our network.


The Royal Dutch Grain and Feed Trade Association (‘Het Comité’)

The Royal Dutch Grain and Feed Trade Association (‘Het Comité’) is a trade organisation representing the interests of its approximately 130 members in the agri-business. Its activities also include compiling and managing standard national and international trade contracts, operating an arbitration institute, organising an annual course in grain trading and setting day values.


United Kingdom

British Aggregates Association

The British Aggregates Association was formed in 1999 and is now firmly established as the voice of the UK’s independent SME quarry operators. The BAA is run on a daily basis by people experienced in all aspects of the minerals industry.

The association provides essential support and advice in all health and safety, planning, technical and regulatory issues; whilst ensuring that the voice of the independent sector is heard at all levels of the UK and EU administrations.


Materials Handling Engineers Association

‘Together we’ll move mountains’. For more than 75 years, the Materials Handling Engineers’ Association (MHEA) has supported the technical and commercial interests of UK and overseas companies supplying and using bulk handling equipment.

If your business supplies or uses bulk and handling equipment, then strengthen your position by enjoying the advantages of MHEA membership.


Processing & Packaging Machinery Association

The PPMA is the UK’s trade association for suppliers of processing and packaging machinery to the UK market and represents over 500 member and associate companies. Its principal objective is to promote sales of machinery, both at home and abroad, through various projects and services of mutual benefit to both members and their customers by providing free technical and machinery information and advice.


Solids Handling and Processing Equipment

The SHAPA website is the premier source of suppliers for a diverse range of solids handling and processing equipment and services. Areas of expertise include: industrial conveyors, load cells, valves, filling equipment, bulk bags, dust control, flexible ducting, sieves, mixers & blenders, industrial fans, weighing systems, level measurement systems and much more.

SHAPA has been the UK’s leading specialist association for the Solids Handling and Processing Industry since its formation in 1981. The association provides a sound commercial and technical platform for members, helping them to succeed in today’s challenging economic environment.


The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology

The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology is internationally recognised for its expertise in fields associated with bulk particulate handling and in the science and practical application of technologies to deliver improved process efficiencies. Our mission is to help industry to get powders and bulk materials to behave predictably through processes.



The European Feed Manufacturers’ Federation (FEFAC)

The European Feed Manufacturers’ Federation (FEFAC) is the voice of the European Compound Feed & Premix Industry. In September 2020 FEFAC launched its Feed Sustainability Charter 2030, presenting its solutions to support the sustainable development of the livestock and aquaculture sectors.


Belgian Feed Association (BFA)

The Belgian Feed Association, formerly known as BEMEFA, has the mission to represent the interests of its members and to strive for the general social acceptance of sustainable animal feed production. Today, 160 manufacturers who are producing 98% of the national production (7 million tons), are affiliated. The Belgian feed sector is part of the food chain: feed for food. This results in representations on regional, national and international level.



The Association of Powder Process Industry and Engineering, JAPAN – APPIE

The Association of Powder Process Industry and Engineering, JAPAN is a General Incorporated Association which aims to promote the development of powder-related industry through the development and diffusion of industrial technologies relating to powder and to contribute to the improvement of the lives of people and the sound development of the Japanese economy.


Promoted video

Upcoming events