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Discounted Registration Rates End April 20.

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.

New Video Produced by IMA

IMA has produced a new video promoting magnesium and the benefits of IMA membership.

This video is currently on IMA's website homepage and "About IMA" webpage.

The video is available for member viewing and use at:

The video can also be viewed and shared via YouTube at:

IMA at WerkstoffPlus Auto

Thank you to all who helped to man IMA's stand at the 2017 WerkstoffPlus Auto in Stuttgart, Germany on February 15-16.

IMA at WerksoffPlus Auto 2017

IMA at WerksoffPlus Auto 2017

IMA at GALM Detroit 2017

IMA again promoted the use of Magnesium at the recently held Global Automotive Light-weight Materials (GALM) - Advanced Joining, Forming & Surface Treatment Techniques Conference held in Detroit, Michigan, in late February. IMA maintained a booth in the expo and helped educate conference participates on the benefits of Magnesium use.

IMA at GALM Detroit 2017

The IMA booth was manned by (pictured left-to-right): Ralph Gervasi, IMA; IMA members Nes Abdulrahman, Mag Specialties; Alain Dery, AMACOR; Tom Kurilich, U.S. Magnesium; and Alexander Usatiuk (not pictured).

IMA’s participation in this event is part of the 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 are selected each year to increase awareness of Magnesium use in key industries.

IMA Commissions an EU Magnesium Recycling Study to Demonstrate the Sustainability of Magnesium Applications and Avoid Damage to the Metals Growing Reputation

The IMA in Europe believes that a further study needs to be performed by a consultant with relevant competence in the field to prove “with numbers” the inaccuracy of “bio by Deloitte” study. One important mistake in the Charles University MSA study is that the magnesium recycled through aluminium alloys has not been taken in account as functional recycling.

Based on this conviction and a recommendation of IMA’s European Committee, IMA has commissioned a recycling study of Magnesium in the EU.  The study will be conducted by Oakdene Hollins, of Aylesbury England, and will hopefully be available for IMA’s upcoming World Magnesium Conference to be held in Singapore 21-23 May 2017.  The study is being partially funded by a number of European Committee member companies as well as companies in the U.S. Read more...

Japan - Magnesium Newsletter (Dec)

The Japan Magnesium Association-

  1. Mitsubishi Materials Corporation and Mitsubishi Shindoh Co., Ltd developed magnesium-bearing copper alloy.  
  2. Toshiba, Panasonic and Fujitsu Laptop releases update.
  3. Hitachi Maxell, Ltd – brightly luminous LED lantern generated only by water and salt.
  4. Three Steel giants and Osaka University developed Linear Friction Welding (LFW) technology for Medium-High Carbon Steel.

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


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.


IMA Is Please to Offer Complimentary Access to Webinar Recordings

IMA had their first webinar of the year, Environmental Benefits of Magnesium in Transport Applications, on March 9 and if you missed it, the recording is now available on the IMA website. Find out more...

IMA – EFM Enter Joint European Cooperative Agreement

EFM Board members met with IMA European Committee members on 22 March 2017 and agreed on a joint cooperative agreement between each other’s organizations. The agreement, in principle, allows for each organization to send an observer to the other organization’s meetings, encourage each to not organize events over similar time-frames, cross-promotion as well as speaking engagement at each other’s events, and granting reciprocal member rates for each other’s main conferences.


Pictured are (left-to-right) Ken White (IMA Chairman); Christoph Schendera (EFM MD); Martin Maier (EFM Board Chairman); and Martyn Alderman (IMA European Chair).

March 2017

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IMA Member &
Industry News

Magnesium Elektron launches new biomedical solutions using magnesium alloys

Magnesium, Exotics and More: Mixed Materials Drive Auto Design

announces $1.1m Underlying NPAT* FY2016 Annual Result

...View the Magontec
Annual Report

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

Argus Media

RIMA Industrial

Twin City Die
Castings Co.

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