IMOA experiences progress during global pandemic

06 October 2020

The International Molybdenum Association (IMOA) has published its Annual Review for 2019/2020, detailing the achievements and accomplishments of the Association on behalf of its members over the last year.  

Over the last year, IMOA’s peer-reviewed, robust datasets have been used to inform regulatory decisions across the globe. For instance, the IMOA datasets informed many key parameters and outcomes in the Toxicological Profile for Molybdenum, published in May by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). A comprehensive data package was also submitted to the US Environmental Protection Agency for the assessment of Mo/compounds under the US Toxic Substances Control Act. 

Work has continued at pace with partner organizations to publish the first American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) stainless steel design specification, which will remove significant barriers to the wider use of load-bearing stainless steel in buildings, bridges and other structures. Its publication in 2021 is eagerly awaited. Later this year IMOA looks forward to the publication of the new, co-sponsored, Steel Construction Institute (SCI) guide on the design and execution of high-strength steels (HSS) up to 700 MPa yield strength. Both will act as definitive guides to architects and specifiers and enable increased use of stainless steels and HSS. 

Over the coming year IMOA will continue to find new and innovative ways of delivering its programs in a COVID-secure way. The extensive program of webinars will continue, enabling IMOA education programs to remain relevant in the current climate. As the pandemic situation improves, IMOA will move to a blend of virtual and in-person seminars to ensure the widest, most effective dissemination of information. 

It is hoped that the Association will be able to welcome members, in person, to its AGM in Geneva next September, should the pandemic situation allow.

Courtesy of IMOA.