The Materials Processing Institute holds an achievement of arms, commonly referred to as a coat of arms, which was presented by the College of Arms in London. The College is a division of the Royal Household and its members have full legal jurisdiction over the granting and upholding of Arms in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and many other countries around the World, including Australia and New Zealand. The arms were awarded by the Kings of Arms, following a petition to the Earl Marshall, the Duke of Norfolk, by the Chairman of the Institute, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Institute in 2014.
Arms are highly symbolic, conveying messages about the person, or organisation, to which they have been granted. The arms of the Institute are no exception and their symbolic nature can be understood as follows:
Motto - Integrity
The motto is placed below the achievement of arms and is expressed in English. Traditionally a motto will contain a pun, or play on words and this is case for the very simple motto of the Institute. ‘Integrity’ refers to the core value of the Institute in giving unbiased, independent technology advice. It is also a reference to a fundamental property of materials in their application, that they both have integrity and are integral to the performance of the product into which they are manufactured.