In 1977, The Materials Technology Institute was founded to provide like-minded Chemical Processing Industry engineers with crucial research and resources, collaborative opportunities and trusted answers to industry challenges. The founding engineers met at the 1976 NACE Conference in Toronto, Ontario and realized that if they pooled their collected resources and brainpower, they could significantly increase their abilities to leverage funding for research. Founders Bob Puyear and Bert Krisher of Monsanto, Paul Dillon and George Elder of Union Carbide and Warren Pollock of DuPont shared the vision of a collaborative network of industry experts and major companies working to solve major CPI issues.
The first Membership Meeting was held on February 23, 1977. Organization structures such as the Board of Representatives (BOD) were then developed with intent of bringing together representatives from member companies to approve funding for research projects, technical programs and technology development. The projects in particular became a key value for MTI members, allowing them to achieve high return on investments by finding new answers to challenges they could not solve on their own.
Now, MTI and its 66 member companies in 13 countries continue to provide global leadership in materials technology research and solutions. MTI has compiled over four decades of not-for-profit research, resources and collaborative efforts, and continues to foster lasting partnerships with its member companies.
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Mission & Vision
MTI was created as a dependable resource, developed by engineers for engineers.
Our Vision: A global network recognized as the preferred source of material technology solutions for industrial process companies.
Our Mission: MTI maximizes member asset performance by providing global leadership in materials technology for industrial processing companies to improve safety, sustainability, reliability and profitability.
The mission serves as a guiding force to meet the needs of members in key processing industries such as Refining, Mining, Chemical Production, Energy Production, Semi-Conductor Manufacturing, Pulp and Paper, Food Processing and Pharmaceuticals. MTI meets these needs in the following ways:
Research and Development
Nonproprietary research and projects are conducted on selection, design, fabrication, testing, inspection and performance of materials used in the process industries. This research is focused on developing valuable new technologies and on transferring both new and existing knowledge to day-to-day practices.
MTI provides numerous opportunities for members to continue professional development through in-person and online training sessions, MTI books and reports, webinars and seminars.
Members have the ability to speak with other industry professionals 24/7 on the TAC Forum to capitalize on the expertise of member company representatives. MTI also offers several in-person networking opportunities such as TAC Meetings, Facility Tours, Training Sessions and Seminars. Members use their networking power to exchange information, leverage resources, develop new projects and find answers to crucial industry challenges.
The power of MTI’s expert network and years of research is used to influence the development and appropriate use of pertinent codes, standards and regulations.
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