The International Lead Association (ILA) is a focused and dynamic organisation dedicated to serving lead producers and other companies that have a direct interest in lead and its use.
With resources located in London, North Carolina and Washington we provide a mix of technical, scientific and communications support from staff and specialist consultants including chemists, electrochemists, toxicologists and environmental specialists.
The ILA's roots stem from the Lead Development Association, which was founded in 1946 primarily to support market development. Today our role is much broader and we are very much focused on all aspects of the industry’s safe production, use and recycling of lead.
Lead-based batteries are the dominant market for lead (around 85-90% of all lead use) and ILA is active in supporting the development of lead-based battery technologies through its management role in the Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC).