EuLA was set up in 1990 by the European members of the International Lime Association (ILA) to provide sector-based representation for the European lime industry. In 2007, EuLA joined the European Industrial Minerals Association (IMA-Europe) as a member.

The European Lime Association represents about 95% of the European lime production, 23 national associations and 100 companies. Membership to EuLA is open to national associations representing the lime industry. As the voice of the European lime sector, its activities and mission centre on:

  • Promoting the interests of the European lime industry on all issues of common concern, such as sustainable development, product legislation, energy, environmental protection, health and safety, communication & image enhancement.
  • Providing the members with a single voice and competent assistance to address the complex legislative framework on scientifically and technically-sound dossiers.
  • Ensuring that the lime industry at large benefits from the sharing of non-sensitive information and play a supporting role in the promotion of best practices.

Dr Burkhard NAFFIN

Fels Werke GmbH

Mr Rodolphe NICOLLE



1990 Year founded
23 Member organisations
95% of production in Europe



Lime is one of the earliest industrial commodities known to man. Its production and uses have grown with the times, and it continues to be one of the essential building blocks of modern industry.

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Main Applications

  • Iron and Steel
  • Construction
  • Environment
  • Agriculture & Forestry
  • Building
  • Civil Engineering
  • Pulp & Paper
  • Chemicals
EuLA Secretariat
Rue des Deux-Églises 26, Box 2 B-1000 Brussels (Belgium)
+32 (0)2 210 44 10