In 1998, the borates producers and importers established their representation at the EU level through EBA, a founding member of the Industrial Minerals Association Europe (IMA-Europe).

EBA is is a non-profit association whose members cooperate on scientific and legislative issues of common interest related to borates. Key aspects are those related to the environment, economic and social conditions, notably concerning health and safety, the improvement and standardisation of labour and occupational health conditions.

Membership in EBA is open to any company dealing with borates in Europe. As a member of IMA-Europe, the members benefit from a broad representation and a strong voice at the EU level and synergy of issues common to the industrial minerals sector.

The membership of EBA comprises 6 companies and covers more than 95% of the EU borates production.

Dr Özgür SAÇ

Eti Maden

Dr Roger DOOME

Secretary General


1998 Year founded
6 Member organisations
95% of production in Europe



Borates are naturally-occurring minerals containing boron, the fifth element on the periodic table.

More information on Borate

Main Applications

  • Paper
  • Plastics/Rubber
  • Dental Care Metal
  • Glass
  • Agriculture
  • Refining
  • Coatings
  • Cosmetics
  • Lime & Cement Production
  • Environment
  • Ceramics
EBA Secretariat
Rue des Deux-Églises 26, Box 2 B-1000 Brussels (Belgium)
+32 (0)2 210 44 10