Welcome to the International Magnesium Association's website. In addition to information about IMA members, programs and events, databases, conference proceedings, publications and videos, the site contains a wealth of resource information about magnesium - one of the earth's most versatile metals.
Visit the online Buyer's Guide, which enables buyers to locate information about the products/services offered by IMA members.
IMA Mission and Membership
Founded in 1943, the mission of the International Magnesium Association (IMA) is to promote the use of the metal magnesium in material selection and encourage innovative applications of the versatile metal. IMA's members consist of primary producers of the metal, recyclers, foundries, fabricators, end-users and suppliers. The global voice of the magnesium industry, IMA serves the industry and the membership through its Annual World Magnesium Conference, seminars, statistical programs, research and publications. Through IMA's efforts, manufacturers and consumers are increasingly aware of the numerous options and benefits the metal magnesium provides.
Magnesium Markets and Applications
Today, magnesium is used in a diverse range of markets and applications, each one exploiting the unique physical and mechanical properties of the element and its alloys. World production of magnesium exceeds 429,000 tonnes per annum and the figure is increasing annually as the lightweight properties of magnesium alloys are used increasingly in the automotive industry as a means of reducing weight, increasing fuel efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.