The Institute of Makers of Explosives has the following membership classes*, generally divided as follows.   
  • Regular Members - companies who manufacture commercial explosives and AN used in commercial explosives
  • Associate Members - companies who store, transport, use or distribute explosives, produce blasting agents, manufacture equipment used for commercial explosives, demilitarize explosives, or provide other related services, such as consulting or insurance 
  • Academic Members - institutions that exist for the primary purpose of (i) education in disciplines relevant to the commercial explosives industry; or (ii) research and development efforts which advance the safety and security of commercial explosives. This includes universities and government funded laboratories.

A company considering membership may send a representative to participate in an IME Annual Meeting or a Spring Meeting to further understand the work of the IME.  There are no fees for IME meetings.  

Dues structures differ between Regular and Associate members. For more information regarding membership, the application process and dues, please contact IME's Manager of Member Services, Alexandria Caron, at  See also IME's membership brochure.  

*Membership eligibility and dues are determined in accordance with IME Bylaws.