The Microwave Association was set up in 1978 to ensure that the new technology could be understood and apreciated by all, including the media, public, educationalists and food, microwave and packaging suppliers. More recently the MA has changed it’s name to Microwave Technologies Association to encompass advanced and acclerated heating methods.
Our membership comprises major organisations involved in microwave food product development, technology, design, packaging, oven servicing and manufacture of new models. The MTA meets in London or other regions.
Officers of the MTA sit on the UK Microwave Working Party originally set up by MAFF, Now known as the Food Standards Agency sit on the committee for BSI, advise the Consumer’s Association and HSE, and have an affiliation with all the electrical trade organisations.
Last year, our Information Service responded to over 1000 enquiries. Requests for information and advice came from Government departments, the NHS, media, public, educational establishments and students. Our Website also received over 2.25 million hits.
Our Officers are experts in their field.They provide balanced and factual replies, often in response to misinformed judgement on microwave technology. They are equipped to handle crisis management and have been able to quash potential scare stories before they get into the press.
The MTA gives it’s members networking opportunities and, in doing so, provides a mutual ground for learning and interaction. We are recognised as the authoritative organisation on matters relating to microwave energy.
- The MTA maintains a pro-active position, keeping you informed of developments as they arise. The technological applications of electronics in the production of appliances, food and packaging can change rapidly. Such changes can have a knock-on effect on the development, manufacture, marketing, retailing and use of a product.
- The MTA provides informed, speedy responses to media stories. The media has, in the past, influenced the public in their perception of the microwave. 'Scare' stories in particular take time and effort to redress. The MTA is ready to respond.
- The information exchange between MTA members means you benefit from others' expertise. Should you need a specialist for a project - such as technical developments, user instructions, photography or product recipes - at least one MTA member will be able to supply the expertise or some good advice.
- The MTA Membership Directory provides a comprehensive contact list.
- The quarterly newsletter updates members on developments in the microwave field.
- Conferences, demonstrations and exhibitions are organised.
- The MTA Product Approval Scheme allows the use of the MTA logo.
To request an application to join the Microwave Association please complete this form:
|Category 1 - Corporate Membership||£360|
|Category 2 - Individual Membership:
Home Economists, Consultants and Technicians
|Category 3 - Educational Membership:
Universities Colleges and Special Interest
|Initial Joining Fee: Applies to all categories||£10|
Note: Your details will be sent directly to the Microwave Assoiciation UK, We do not share or communicate data with any other parties.