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The 2017 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...

Exhibition & Sponsorship Opportunities are available.

IMA Webinar: Environmental Benefits of Magnesium in Transport Applications


Thursday, March 9, 2017
1:00-2:00 pm Eastern US (GMT -5:00)

Join Simone Ehrenberger for the results of IMA's study to access the life cycle assessment (LCA) of magnesium and its potential environmental benefits in transport applications. Get more information and Register Today!...

Call for 2017 Awards of Excellence &
Environmental Responsibility Award Entries

Deadline: Entries must be submitted to the IMA no later than Friday, March 3, 2017.

The International Magnesium Association (IMA) annually honors several organizations through its awards program. The IMA awards program features the Awards of Excellence and Environmental Responsibility Award.

The 2017 winning entries will be recognized during IMA's 2017 World Magnesium Conference, May 23-25, 2017 in Singapore. Winners will receive plaques and have their entry prominently displayed throughout the entire Conference.

IMA Welcomes Its Newest Members

IMA would like to welcome its newest members Magpro, LLC  of Camden, Tennessee and Mg Serbien of Baljevac, Serbia.

Japan - Magnesium Newsletter (Oct)

The Japan Magnesium Association-

  1. Nikon released large diameter telephoto zoom lens “AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR” 
  2. Macrw Co., Ltd. developed lightest quad cane.
  3. Yamaha Motor won the 51th Oyamada Medal award of the Japan Institute of Light Metals.
  4. National Institute for Materials Science, developed rust-preventive coating material for multi-material.
  5. Nissin electric Co., Ltd added to equip 650 ton cold chamber diecast machine for Automotive parts expansion.

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


Japan - Magnesium Newsletter (Nov)

The Japan Magnesium Association-

  1. Kaname to renovate metal roof tile – 25 years durable terms, eying large-scale facilities. 
  2. Fujikura Rubber Ltd announced magnesium air battery enabling to make 30 smartphones full charged at the same time in case of emergency.
  3. “Renault brand” ultra-light folding bicycle weighs just 6.7 kg!
  4. MT Energy & Solutions Co.,Ltd developed Acid-battery-type Power generation system in collaboration with carbon nanotube.

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


Strategic Raw Materials: EU kick-starts research project with 3 million in funding and 30 partners

With over 30 partners and 3 million euro funding from the European Commission, the project SCRREEN (Solutions for CRitical Raw Materials- European Expert Network) on strategic raw materials, is kicking off. Funded under the H2020, the project aims at the development of new strategies and technologies to improve availability of strategic raw materials through the involvement of Research Centers, Universities, Associations and European operators. The IMA has confirmed interest in the Expert Network already last year, and will be part of the Wider Network, receiving invitations to workshops, conferences and other events.

Click here for details.

Click here for the presentation "Non-ferrous Metals Manufacturing Industry: Vision for the Future and Actions Needed" by Laurent Bontoux and François J. Dessart, presented at the Raw Materials Week Brussels 2016.

IMA & GALM Work Together in the Promotion of Lightweight Manufacturing

IMA Members Qualify for a 15% Discount to GALM series conferences. Go to 6th Annual Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Europe 2017 and use code GALMEU17IMA at the checkout.

February 2017

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IMA Member &
Industry News

Geesthacht Magnesium
Research Award 2017

Casting of the Year:
Magnesium Liftgate
Cuts Weight, Adds Value

IMA & Industry Calendar

MMTA’s International
Minor Metals Conference
April 24-26, 2017

6th Annual Global
Automotive Lightweight
Materials Europe 2017

April 25-27, 2017

World Magnesium Conference
May 21-23, 2017

Thank You to Our
2017 World Magnesium Conference Sponsors:


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Shanxi Credit
Magnesium Co. LTD

W. Pilling Kesselfabrik
GmbH & Co KG

IMA Executive

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

IMA Staff

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