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The 74th World Magnesium Conference will be held May 21-23, 2017 at the Shangri-La Hotel Singapore.

This is the premier international magnesium industry conference highlighting technological advances, innovative applications, and emerging developments in the global marketplace. Read more...

IMA Promotes the Use of Magnesium at National Tradeshows

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IMA recently started a global campaign to promote the use of Magnesium at national and international trade shows. Through IMA’s Americas and European committees, a number of tradeshows were selected to increase awareness of Magnesium use in key industries.  Read more...

Critical Raw Materials Alliance hosted second CRM Day in Brussels, Belgium

On 27 September 2016, the Critical Raw Materials Alliance hosted its second CRM Day in Brussels, Belgium. The day, entitled “CRMs & the Circular Economy: One of the Five Priority Areas (of what?),” gathered both producers and users of critical raw materials, as well as high-level policy-makers, to discuss the many challenges pertaining to CRMs and the Commission’s concept of circularity. Read more...

2016 GALM Conference Asia

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The 2016 Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Asia Conference took place September 28-29 in Shanghai and IMA was well represented. Read more...

Japan - Magnesium Newsletter (June)

The Japan Magnesium Association-

  1. Mercedes-Benz Japan announced brand-new open model. 
  2. Dell Inc. released 3 new models of tough notebook. All work properly under severe conditions.
  3. Fujifilm released dust & drip-proof mirrorless “X-T2,” the next version of X-T1, introduced 2 years ago.
  4. Japan Steel Works, Ltd reports bright prospects for magnesium parts and machinery demand.
  5. METI integrated Iron-Steel Div. and Nonferrous Metal Div. into “Metal Industries Division”

Domestic Magnesium Market - May, 2016
Source: May issue of Import/Export Statistics (customs clearance basis) of METI. Compiled by The Japan Magnesium Association.


Japan - Magnesium Newsletter (July)

The Japan Magnesium Association -

  1. NEDO, Selected Themes on "Bridging R&D and Business Promotion for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Project”
  2. Macrw Co., Ltd., Magnesium cold drawn tube adopted on turn-table
  3. Tohoku University, Developed world’s first ultralight shape memory magnesium alloy
  4. Exhibition tour report “Automotive Engineering Exposition 2016”

Domestic Magnesium Market - June, 2016
Source: June issue of Import/Export Statistics (customs clearance basis) of METI. Compiled by The Japan Magnesium Association.


September/October 2016

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IMA & Industry News

Alain Dery joins AMACOR

US Magnesium Delays
Long-Term Expansion Project

David Wanless joins
ICL Potash & Magnesium/
Dead Sea Magnesium

IMA & Industry Calendar

EuroCarBody 2016
October 18-20, 2016

GALM Europe
Nov. 28-29

Aluminum 2016
Nov. 29-Dec. 1

74th World Magnesium Conference
May 21-23, 2017

Executive Committee

Jan Guy

Ken White
Magnesium Elektron

Anthony LoCoco
Chicago White
Metal Casting, Inc.

1st Vice President
Todd Olson
Twin City Die Casting Co.

Vice Presidents
Nic Andrews

David Rix
Magnesium Elektron

Cam Tissinton
US Magnesium LLC

Kazumasa Yamazaki
Japan Magnesium Association

Immediate Past President
Karl Kainer
Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht


Ralph Gervasi
Executive Vice President
Phone: +1 (847) 447-1702

Christian Payn
IMA European Director
343 Chemin de Durban
84190 Beaumes de Venise
Phone: +33 (0) 679914437


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