PMI is a part of the State Research and Production Powder Metallurgy Association that, in turn, is a structural division of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. With more than 50 years’ experience, it is nowadays leading inter-branch research and production centre engaged in the development, research and applications of new materials in the field of powder metallurgy, composite and super hard materials, and protective coatings, having an experience of participating in European FP6 Projects (COOP-CT-2006, SES6).  The Institute also disposes a pilot plant that enables industrial application of new technologies and production of pilot batches of new sintered powder products.