Benefits of a Sustaining Member

The Institute represents the sector engaged in the practice of metal finishing and surface engineering in terms of the requirements and aspirations of its Sustaining Members and provides many services and benefits expected of such a proactive body.  

Sustaining Membership provides access to all of these benefits and services of the Institute, including:

  • Up to the minute information on the latest technical developments in the sector
  • The latest information concerning forthcoming legislation on health, safety and environmental issues as well as events of interest to the materials finishing industry.
  • Being seen by your peers to be a serious supporter of the IMF and its aims
  • Access to the latest technical information through the Institutes journal Transactions and its newsletter IMFormation
  • Access to the technical enquiry service which engages you in contact with industry experts and consultants
  • The opportunity to enrol your staff on further Education and Training courses at discounted member rates. The courses range from basic surface finishing theory and practice, to those leading to nationally recognised qualifications.
  • An entry in the IMF website Sustaining Member Directory which gives direct links to your company
  • An entry in the IMF year diary, with an option to purchase customised diaries bearing the organisation logo
  • Access to advertise jobs on web site and IMFormation
  • The opportunity to attend specialist technical meetings, conferences and special events at reduced member rates for all your staff
  • One nominated company representative will receive constant updates of ongoing news as well as receiving Transactions, IMFormation, Branch programmes and the Diary

Your Company’s Sustaining Membership of the Institute will mean that you are making a positive commitment to the long-term sustainability of

the industry as well as ensuring that the views of our industry are presented to Government and to the EU, and that materials finishing and

surface engineering is recognised as important sectors of manufacturing in UK PLC.

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For further information please email info@materialsfinishing.org

Directory

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We wish to become a Sustaining Member of the Institute of Materials Finishing and submit this application. We agree to be bound by the provisions of the Memorandum and Articles of Association and the Bye-laws of the Institute.Our Grade of Membership will be:
PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE FOR PAYMENT DETAILS Give details of your products and services to be included in the sustaining member directory – the numberof words to be in accordance with grade:
NOTES ON SUSTAINING MEMBERS OF THE INSTITUTE OF MATERIALS FINISHING
1. Full membership benefits for one nominated member of staff. The member will receive copies of Transactions, IMFormation and all other communications from The Institute on behalf of the Company. The member shall also be entitled to vote on the Company’s behalf, subject to completion of the appropriate proxy. The nominated member may delegate a member of the Company to attend at The Institute’s meetings etc, but is required to notify The Institute of his/her name and position.
2. All Company Staff will qualify for attendance at Conferences, Symposia and all events organised by The Institute and its Branches and Groups, at member rates which are normally substantially less than those for non-members.
3. The Company’s name, address and details of products and services provided will be included in The Institute’s Directory of Sustaining Members. The details of member companies are printed in alphabetical order and the length of each entry is governed by the grade of membership held. Current rates for the various grades are:-
1 July 2017 - 30 June 2018
Grade A 90 words £610.00 + VAT Total: £732.00
Grade B 60 words £450.00 + VAT Total: £540.00
Grade C 30 words £275.00 + VAT Total: £330.00
4. The Company’s name and telephone number will be included in The Institute pocket diary which is despatched to all members each year. The diary contains standard diary pages and information on the Aims and Objectives of The Institute. If the Company desires it can purchase copies of The Institute diary for its own use.
The Company may pay for its logo to be printed on the front cover below The Institute Logo if desired. As The Institute purchases the diaries in bulk they are available at a very attractive price.
5.The Company may place advertisements of their products and services at reduced rate in Transactions, IMFormation, Sustaining Member Directory etc and may also receive a discount on inserts (such as Situations Vacant, Company promotional leaflets etc) sent out with member and non-member mailshots – normally once a month.
6. The Company shall be entitled to display The IMF Sustaining Member Logo on their stationery and in their literature. However it is important to note that the sustaining member logo must never be used in a manner which implies The Institutes endorsement, approval or support for any product, service or event without the prior written consent of the Institute and must always be accompanied by the words ‘Sustaining Member’ beneath the logo.
7. Although all staff of a member Company will be eligible to enjoy member rates and benefits as outlined above if they are already professional members of The Institute in their own right and resign their individual membership they shall be no longer entitled to use the relevant insignia after their name. Likewise, to stand for the Management Board election or sit on a Group or Branch Committee, they must be members of The Institute in their own right.
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Sustaining Membership Directory

This area is being continually updated with the latestest sustaining members details for services and products available

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Company NameWebsitePhone
Northside Precision Tooling Ltd www.northsideprecision.com
Oil & Coatings Association www.occa.org.uk 0116 2575488
Pexa Ltd www.pexa.co.uk 01422 314400
Phoenix County Metals Ltd www.pcm-ltd 01327 260581
Photofabrication Ltd www.photofab.co.uk 01480 222261
Poeton Industries Ltd www.poeton.co.uk 01452 300500
Portsmouth Aviation Ltd www.portav.com 02392 665596
PRA Ltd www.pra-world.com 02084 870800
Pre-Treat Ltd www.pretreat.co.uk 01422 847671
Protech Finishing Ltd www.protechfinishing.co.uk 01604 792163
R A Chilton Ltd www.rachilton.com 01829 749224
Ramp Surface Coatings Ltd www.rampsurfacecoatings.co.uk 01935 847308
RAPRA Ltd www.rapralimited.org 0845 094 1919
Riley Industries Ltd www.rileysurfaceworld.co.uk 01922 458000
RLC UK www.tlc-group.com 02890 834460
Robert Stuart Ltd www.robert-stuart.co.uk 01279 400114
Roussell Laboratories Ltd www.russell-labs.co.uk 01233 635241
Safran Landing Systems UK Ltd www.safranmbd.com 01452 716612
SAMFA www.samfa.org.za 0027 21 761 8537
Samuel Heath & Sons PLC www.samuel-heath.co.uk 0121 772 2303
Aluminium Federation Ltd www.ase4anodising.co.uk 03330 236 2800
PMD (UK) Ltd www.pmdgroup.co.uk 02476 473034
HMG Paints Ltd www.hmgpaint.com 0161 205 7631
Hart Materials Ltd www.hartmaterials.com 01902 895446
Institute of Corrosion www.icorr.org 01928 734996
Loadlok UK www.loadlok.com 01685 354500
Metal Finishing Association Nasik 0091 253 2382134
Metalor Technologies www.metalor.com 0121 262 3088
Mila Hardware www.mila.co.uk 01327 872575
Nicholsons Sealing Technologies Ltd www.nicholsons.co.uk 01207 523010