silica and moulding sands association (samsa) part of the Mineral Products Association (MPA)


silica and moulding
sands association

who we are silica Key Uses sustainability
Who we are Silica Key uses Sustainability
The Silica and Moulding Sands Association (SAMSA). More → Silica is synonymous with silicon dioxide (SiO2). More → Used in areas from ceramics to water filtration. More → Recognising the environmental impact of activities. More →

Welcome to samsa

The Silica and Moulding Sands Association (SAMSA) was founded in 1941.

It is now a constituent body of the Mineral Products Association.

SAMSA is a member of the European Industrial Minerals Association (IMA Europe) and makes a significant contribution to the operation of the IMA Europe silica producers’ section, EUROSIL.

Silica sand is of great importance to a wide variety of UK industries, being an essential raw material for their production processes. These industries include the glass, foundry, ceramics, sports and leisure, paints, plastics, sealants and adhesives, oil and gas, horticulture and agricultural sectors.

SAMSA represents the interests of UK silica producers and also, crucially, the downstream industries that rely so heavily upon this material to operate. read more

Latest SAMSA news

SAMSA 75th anniversary dinner
- July 2016

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