Through the science of metallurgical bonding, two distinct metals become one. These unique metals are known as "Bimetals." The American Bimetallic Association (ABA) is an organization dedicated to advocating, advancing and safeguarding the use of bimetals. ABA advocates for codes and standards with Standards Making Organizations (“SMOs”) to expand the use of bimetals in the marketplace. ABA educates the public about the safety and performance advantages of bimetals over traditional single-metal solutions. ABA and each of its stakeholders seek to limit and slow the negative impact of inferior or substandard bimetals by setting the highest quality standards for bimetallic products.
To make the industry aware of performance enhancements that using bimetals can deliver, while publicizing the differences between true bimetallics and other materials such as coated metals
To represent and promote the bimetallics industry to national and international SMOs — allowing members to bring to market innovative products that safely solve industry problems.
To promote consumer confidence by aggresively policing and removing counterfeit and substandard bimetals from the market, while helping to educate consumers to identify true bimetallics
Ensuring a Future for Bimetals
The safe-keeping of the bimetallic industry is central to the ABA's mission as counterfeiting and sub-standard products threaten to undermine the sector’s reputation and promise. Through education and the monitoring of industry-wide standards, the ABA provides a platform that allows bimetallic solutions to develop and reach the market.
ABA membership represents a wide range of industries, making products that silently touch our lives in essential ways. From the circuit breakers protecting the welfare of our homes and workplaces, to the systems that create the images we see on television, to the manufacture of modern aircraft and automobiles, bimetals attract little attention but perform elemental roles in our common, everyday activities. As the global economy advances, our members continue to create new applications utilizing bimetals. There is no limit to how our membership extends the reach of metals!