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New IMA Leadership Named at World Magnesium Conference

Todd Olson named to three-year term as IMA president during worldwide industry gathering in Singapore

Todd Olson’s three-year term as president of the International Magnesium Association (IMA) began last month when he was elected to that post. Olson and others in IMA leadership were named at the 2017 World Magnesium Conference in Southeast Asia. Press Release>>

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2017 World Magnesium Conference Update

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Thank You to the 2017 World Magnesium Conference Participants

Again, thank you to all who participated in IMA’s 2017 World Magnesium Conference held recently in Singapore. By all accounts, the conference was a huge success and truly represented the global magnesium industry. 

Conference technical session handouts are available for download at>>

Save the Date: 75th Annual IMA World Magnesium Conference, May 16-18, 2018 - New Orleans, Louisiana USA.

Images from IMA's 74th Annual World Magnesium Conference in Singapore

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More scenes from Singapore to come!

Final presentation of Export Consultations for setting-up an Innovation Fund - European Commission

IMA was invited to participate in the start-up and the closing event of creating the foundation of an European Fund "Finance for innovation: Towards the ETS Innovation Fund", initiated by DG CLIMA.

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Energy-intensive industries and the energy sector need to continue to contribute in the next decade and beyond to meet Europe's climate and energy targets. In order to reach these long-term decarbonisation goals, innovation must play a key role and introduce new long-carbon technologies into the market. The Summary Report will be published in the coming weeks, and includes as well a Technology Innovation Roadmap and Categories for the Non Ferrous metal sector, as well as cross-sector key recommendations.

To help the industry and the power sectors meet these innovation and investment challenges, the Commission proposal for revision of the EU Emission Trading System (EU ETS) post 2020 puts forward an Innovation Fund "IF"), which will support innovative demonstration projects in energy intensive industries, renewable energy, energy storage and carbon capture, storage and use.

The expert consultation will be followed by a wider public consultation, during which all stakeholders and general public will be invited to express their views and options.

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Members have access to the the recording of the March 2017 webinar, Environmental Benefits of Magnesium in Transportation Applications. Read more>>

More webinars are in the planning stages for 2017.

European Union Sets New Quota Regulation On Unwrought Magnesium

The IMA has been advised that the European Union has set a new quota regulation on unwrought Magnesium >99,8% (Harmonised tariff code 8104 11 00) effective January 1st 2017. The amount of pure magnesium permitted to enter the EU without duty is 80,000 tonnes per year. A duty of 5.3% will apply to the tonnage over this limit. It appears this change was published in an amendment to the Regulation (EU) No 1388/2013 on 9th December 2016.

Read more on the details of the Regulation Change and Relevant Annex (Tariff Schedule) website>>

Read more on the details of the Regulation Change and Relevant Annex (Tariff Schedule) English PDF document>>

Read more to obtain the balance of the tonnage of pure Magnesium still able to be imported without duty>>

As at 8th June 2016 the website shows that 44% of the quota had been consumed.

Japan - Magnesium Newsletter (March)

The Japan Magnesium Association-

  1. Nissin Denko - Magnesium alloy heat sink, lightweight is key for business opportunity
  2. Shimane prefectural Industrial Technology Center - More efficient machining technology for cast iron
  3. Suga weathering technology foundation - Decided one 35th Award and 6 of 36th Research Grants
  4. Huawei - OS update to Andoroid 7.0 version

Domestic Magnesium Market - February, 2017
(Source: January issue of Import/Export Statistics (customs clearance basis) of METI – Compiled by The Japan Magnesium Association)


Call for Abstracts

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The 2018 WerkstoffPlus Auto is February 21-22. Abstracts are now being accepted. Submission deadline is July 30, 2017

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IMA Members Receive 15% Discount!

The New Methodologies for Modeling, Simulation and Testing Automotive Lightweight Materials Congress will address the immediate challenges for OEMs in modeling and simulation and provide best practice solutions for reducing the gap between simulation and testing.


IMA Members Receive 15% Discount!

The 6th Global Automotive Lightweight Materials
Detroit Summit on
August 22-24, 2017
is the world's leading automotive lightweight materials conference. Our 6th event returns with more OEM case studies, materials focused presentations, interactive panel discussions and cutting edge manufacturing technologies.

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IMA & Industry Calendar

Thoughts and Reflections on Magnesium use Symposium
July 20, 2017

GALM Series: Modeling, Simulation And Testing Of Automotive Lightweight Materials Congress
July 24-25, 2017

6th Global Automotive Lightweight Materials
Detroit Summit
August 22-24, 2017

75th Annual IMA World Magnesium Conference
May 16-18, 2018
(website coming soon)

IMA Executive

Todd Olson
Twin City Die
Casting Company

Ken White
Magnesium Elektron

Anthony LoCoco
Chicago White
Metal Casting, Inc.

1st Vice President
David Rix
Magnesium Elektron

Vice Presidents
Nic Andrews

Cam Tissinton
US Magnesium LLC

Kazumasa Yamazaki
Japan Magnesium Association

Immediate Past President
Jan Guy

IMA Staff

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

Christian Payn
IMA European Director
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84190 Beaumes de Venise
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