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 slay 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

9th European Slag Conference


Organised by Euroslag with the local support of AFOCO, The 9th European Slag Conference will take place in Metz, France from October 11th to 13th, 2017 and abstracts for presentations should be submitted by 10th February

Read more »

Harsco signs steel mill contracts with China and Brazil worth $100 million.


On Monday the 23rd of January, Harsco Corporation announced the signing of two multi-year contracts for steel mill services in China and Brazil, which are valued at more than $100 million.

Read more »

ASA CEO Craig Heidrich talks geopolymer concrete at CRCLCL Annual forum.


The CRCLCL participant’s annual forum was recently held on the 15th November at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney, with CEO of the Australasian (iron & steel) Slag Association, Craig Heidrich, giving a presentation in regards to progress on his research project.

Read more »

Help us Update the ASA Website


The Australasian (iron & steel) Slag Association website is frequently visited by members, academics, researches and the general public. The website includes information ranging from products, to news, events and more. In 2017 the ASA website will be receiving a large update.

Read more »

In The News