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 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.

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

Slag at the Rio Olympics


Another four years has past, the Rio de Janeiro Olympics have come and gone and the Australian Team managed to bring home eight Gold medals, eleven Silver and ten Bronze, overall taking out 10th place. Again, punching well above our weight for our relatively small population.

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Granulated Blast Furnace Slag Grinding Facility in Melbourne


Independent Cement & Lime (ICL) is a Melbourne based supplier of cement and blended cement products. ICL group has facilities located in Victoria and New South Wales, including the recently commissioning Granulated Blast Furnace Slag Grinding Facility which recently commissioned AUS $62.5M.

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Appin Road Development Update


Since our last update as of June 2016, the Appin road development has undertaken several updates. Gavin Tory and James Hegarty provided us with up dates in regards to the slag based products being used on the project.

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From Research to Practice, the CIA Investigates Fibres in Concrete


From a design perspective, the questions remain, how to manipulate the fibre to work for the intended purpose? How has this industry evolved, and what has been achieved so far?

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