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2017 Awards

Congratulations to the 2017 IMA Award of Excellence Winners!

2017 Award Winners

Automotive Cast Product Category
Magnesium Die Cast Side-Door Inner Panel
General Motors, Dongguan EONTEC Co., Ltd.,
EDAG Engineering,Wanfeng Meridian, Ohio State University
Commercial Cast Product Category
Magnesium Wheel for Super-sport Motorcycle
Yamaha Motor Company, Japan Magnesium Association
Wrought Product Category
Magnesium Alloy Electric Bus Skeleton
Advanced Materials Institute, Shandong Academy of Sciences
China Magnesium Association
Process Category
Biodegradable Magnesium Alloy for Orthopedic Application
University of Oxford in Collaboration with U & I Corporation
Environmental Responsibility Award
FGS Technology for Magnesium Hot Chamber Die Casting
Oskar Frech GmbH + Co. KG

Read more about the winning entries...

2017 World Magnesium Conference

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Thank You to the 2017 World Magnesium Conference Participants

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. A special thank you to all our exhibitors (below) and sponsors (right) for their generous contributions which together helped make this conference possible.

  • Ditta Musto
  • Hebi Jianglang Metals Co., LTD
  • HZG - MagIC
  • Ningxia Sunmag Industry Co., LTD
  • Shanxi Credit Magnesium Co., LTD
  • Shanghai Lizheng SatelliteApplication Technology
  • W. Pilling Kesselfabrik GmbH & Co KG - Germany
  • Wenxi County Zhenxin Magnesium Industry Co., LTD

Mark Your Calendar: 75th Annual IMA World Magnesium Conference, May 2018 - New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Japan - Magnesium Newsletter (Feb)

The Japan Magnesium Association-

  1. KIZAI Corporation. - Released Cyan-free Strike Copper plating liquid for Magnesium alloy.
  2. Amber, Inc. - Magnesium battery being able to assemble easily for anyone else.
  3. MACRW Co., Ltd. - Released Audio speaker for smartphone without power supply.
  4. Nisshin steel co. - Announced black steel plate, No turning color after press working.
  5. Audi Japan. - “R8 Spyder” evolved second generation model started orders.

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



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.


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


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.

May/June 2017

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IMA Member &
Industry News

Alliance Magnesium produces its first magnesium ingots and also concludes a $4.1 million loan

INTERVIEW: Magontec to start magnesium alloys production at Qinghai facility in Q3

WORLD MAGNESIUM CONF: QingHai SaltLake starts Mg production at its 100,000-tpy facility

Australia's Latrobe inks Americas magnesium distribution deal

Magnesium in car production - a weighting game

IMA & Industry Calendar

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

2017 World Magnesium Conference Sponsors:


Wenxi County Zhenxin Logo
Wenxi County Zhenxin Magnesium Industry Co., Ltd

Shanxi Credit Magnesium Logo
Shanxi Credit
Magnesium Co. LTD

Technology Pte. Ltd.

Mag Specialties Inc.

Magnesium Elektron

Magnesium R&D Project

RIMA Industrial

Twin City Die Castings Co.

Argus Media
Media Sponsor

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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