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Call for 2017 Awards of Excellence &
Environmental Responsibility Award Entries

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.

2017 World Magnesium Conference

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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 Welcomes Its Newest Member

IMA would like to welcome BCAST @ Brunel University London.  BCAST is the Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology and is IMA’s newest university member. For more information on BCAST, please visit



Japan - Magnesium Newsletter (Sept)

The Japan Magnesium Association-

  1. LG Electronics Japan released 15.6-inch screen 980g laptop.  Lightest in the world 
  2. Macrw Co., Ltd successfully developed a magnesium alloy tube, targeting biodegradable stent.
  3. Honda team developed practical magnesium-based rechargeable battery replacing lithium-ion battery.
  4. Tsutsumi Sangyo Co., Ltd released a magnesium attache case.

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


IMA & MMTA Working Together in the Metals Industry


The MMTA is delighted to announce that the 2017 International Minor Metals Conference will be held at The Conrad Hotel, Dublin on April 24th – April 26th 2017.

The 2016 conference attracted more than 250 attendees and was among our greatest successes with more member and non-member companies attending, almost twice as many Asian companies as previously, and significantly more first-time delegates!

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IMA & GALM Work Together in the Promotion of Lightweight Manufacturing

IMA Members Qualify for a 15% Discount to GALM seris conference. Go to 4th Lightweight Vehicle Manufacturing Summit and use code IMA15 at the checkout.


January 2017

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IMA Member &
Industry News

CRM Alliance Newsletter

Magnesium ready for take off: Birmingham City University partners with Meridian

Professor Hanington's
Speaking of Science:
Magnesium –
a metal of many uses

Important Appointments to
Alliance Magnesium
Board of Directors

IMA & Industry Calendar

4th Lightweight Vehicle Manufacturing Summit
February 22-23, 2017

WerkstoffPlus Auto 2017
Materials + Car 2017
February 15-16, 2017

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

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