All the sectors of Swedish metal industry collaborate within MITF
- Scandinavian Copper Development Association (SCDA)
- Nordic Galvanizers
- Svemin, Swedish Association of Mines, Mineral and Metal Producers
- IKEM, Innovation and Chemical Industries in Sweden
The purpose of MITF is to spread objective information on metals and their impact on the environment. A strategically important part of the work is to create relationships of trust with authorities, politicians, companies and other stakeholders.
MITF also works to disseminate the correct terminology concerning metals. A good example of this is that the definition of a metal as a ‘heavy metal’ is in no way per se connected with its hazardousness or environmental properties but only defines that it has a high density (>4.5 g/cm3). For this reason most metals can be defined as heavy.
Collaboration takes place in project form.