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The 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...

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Chris Dagger and Klaus Decking
Last IMA European Committee Meeting

The European Committee Meeting took place on the 26th of October 2016 in Technische Universität Berlin Institut. The meeting was wonderfully organised by Pr. Dr. Sören Müller. At the end of the meeting Chris Dagger introduced Martyn Alderman as the new European Committee Chairman. All of the members present thanked Chris Dagger for the great job done and the new impetus given to the IMA through Magnesium LCA, Exhibitions, Brochures, Folders, Video, Critical Raw Materials lobbying …Chris Dagger will be missed as an active member but he will not be too far away as he will join the IMA as a retired member.

During the meeting Klaus Decking informed the Committee that he will move to another job outside of the magnesium industry at the beginning of 2017 and so will no longer be able to participate in the committee. He introduced Michael Just as the new Committee member representing Georg Fischer Automotive AG. Everybody in the meeting recognized the importance of Klaus’ contribution to the IMA during the 17 years he spent in the Magnesium business.

The Committee members wished all the best to Chris and Klaus in their “new” life and welcomed Martyn and Michael.

IMA European Committee

European Committee – left to right: Sören Müller; Ken White, Klaus Decking, Horst Friedrich; Martin Tauber; Michael Just; Chris Dagger; Christian Payn; Martin Alderman; Jan Bohlen; David Klaumuenzer; Christian Klein-Schmeink

Japan - Magnesium Newsletter (August)

The Japan Magnesium Association-

  1. Nihon Plast Co., Ltd to recycle Automotive steering wheel material. 
  2. IG Kogyo Corporation released metal roof material with 25-year warranty against corrosion perforation..
  3. Naturan International Co., Ltd and Toyo Aluminium K.K. jointly developed beauty mask generating hydroge.
  4. Kurimoto, Ltd developed high flame resistance alloy - same heat-resistance as aluminum.
  5. Toyohashi University of Technology developed thermoelectric material made of Calcium, Magnesium and Silicon.

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


Death of Garry Trevill Former IMA President

Garry Trevill

IMA is saddened to hear of the passing of Garry Trevill, IMA past president (1987-1988) and long-time volunteer. He was IMA President at the first IMA conference in Japan. Garry died on October 23, 2016. He was Ex MD of Magnesium Elektron retiring in 1988. Our prayers and condolences go out to the surviving family. Read more...

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IMA & Industry Calendar

GALM Europe
Nov. 28-29

Aluminum 2016
Nov. 29-Dec. 1

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
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84190 Beaumes de Venise
Phone: +33 (0) 679914437