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On Wednesday, December 6, 2017, Prof. Mikhail Zheludkevich and Dr. Carsten Blawertwill will present the webinar, Corrosion Protection of Magnesium Structures. Read more and register»

IMA members also have access to past webinar recordings where you can find the webinars:

  • Environmental Benefits of Magnesium in Transport Applications (March 9, 2017)
  • Magnesium as an Engineering Material (September 14, 2017)
  • Magnesium Extrusions for Automotive Engineers (November 14, 2017)

75th Annual IMA World Magnesium Conference

The World’s Leading Magnesium Conference Returns for its 75th Year!

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May 16-18, 2018
New Orleans, Louisiana USA

The IMA conference is the premier conference for all magnesium industry leaders, with unparalleled opportunities to connect and network with other IMA members, expand and strengthen skill sets via technical sessions, learn from the best of the best in the industry, and refresh your perspective and reinvigorate your business with new methodologies, tools, and partners.

IMA Welcomes Martin Tauber:
New European Committee Chairperson

Martin Tauber

IMA would like to welcome Martin Tauber to his new volunteer role as IMA European Committee Chairperson.  Martin brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to this position which will serve the European magnesium and IMA communities very well. IMA is extremely excited and appreciative to Martin for volunteering in this capacity. 

Dr. Martin Tauber is the first President of the Critical Raw Material (CRM) Alliance/ Brussels. Martin is an international marketing, sales & business development executive with more than 20 years experience.

Martin is engaged and determined to stimulate the need of magnesium metal and to introduce a more environmental-friendly primary and secondary production on a global level. Since 2009, Martin has worked as an independent industry consultant where his first 5 years were exclusive to Magontec serving as Vice President of Strategy & Business Development. He has also represented various industries in European and international Trade & Business Associations including the International Magnesium Association (IMA). Martin is a registered EU expert. Previously, he has held various sales & marketing positions working for: CSO for EOC Group/Belgium; Norsk Hydro Magnesium/ Belgium, Norway; Borealis AB/Sweden; and PCD Polymere/Austria. He holds an Engineering degree and a PhD in Social and Economic Science from the University of Linz, Austria.


Thank you Martyn Alderman for your Service
Prior to Mr. Tauber, Martyn Alderman, Magnesium Elektron, has served in the committee chairperson role since mid-2016. Under Martyn’s leadership, this committee has greatly advanced and championed many initiatives important to the European magnesium community. IMA would like to thank Martyn for all his work and dedication while serving in this role. His efforts and time were greatly and genuinely appreciated.

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IMA recently held their Fall European Committee at Brunel University London – BCAST. IMA would like to thank BCAST for their support in hosting this meeting at their facility.

Critical & Strategic Raw Materials:
A Global Perspective Post-CRM Day Report

CRM Day Report

Report released on the second bi-annual event on Critical Raw Materials that took place September 26, 2017. The event, entitled: “Critical and Strategic Materials – A Global Perspective," gathered interested stakeholders, government representatives and EU officials to discuss the different perspectives and approaches to critical and strategic materials in the global context.

Read the report»

IMA Has A New LinkedIn Page

IMA has created a new LinkedIn page for you to connect with. From industry tips to industry news, we're sharing it all with you here.

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Japan - Magnesium Newsletter (September/October)

The Japan Magnesium Association-

  1. The 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017
  2. Japan Fine Steel - Audio cable with Magnesium vibration absorbing effect
  3. MACRW - “Size variable stretcher type wheelchair (for children)” jointly developed with Yokohama Rehabilitation Center
  4. Yamagata University and other – developed sensor which performs high-speed response to short wavelength UV
  5. Hashimoto Engineering - developed advanced magnesium alloy wheelchair
  6. Suncast – Moving forward focusing Robot and IoT
  7. Tsukuba Diecasting - Mass production of magnesium large parts

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

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The GALM Joining, Forming & Manufacturing Technologies Europe Summit on
November 29-30, 2017
is Europe’s leading conference focusing specifically on joining, forming & manufacturing technology for lightweight vehicles.


The Whole Electric Vehicle Design & Battery System Integration Congress 2017 on December 6-7 will bring the latest case studies from the leading OEMs in order to benchmark their experience, build a robust supply chain and evaluate solutions for optimal integration of the battery pack, component parts, thermal management system, powertrain layout and electrical interactions within the vehicles.

WerksoffPlus 2018

WerkstoffPlus Auto 8th Conference for New Vehicle and Material Concepts

Industry, research and academic experts and exhibitors, whose aim is to advance new material solutions at the crossroads between basic research and practical applications, meet here on February 20-21 at the Maritim Hotel, Alte Reithalle, in Stuttgart.

Click here for more information.

Conference Flyer.


As part of the world renowned GALM Series the GALM 5th Lightweight Maerials and EV Body Structures Summit on February 21-22, 2018 is the key industry event for understanding the latest innovations, discussing current trends and discovering practical solutions associated with lightweight vehicle body structure production. IMA Members receive a 15% discount on registration. Find out more»

November 2017

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IMA & Industry Calendar

GALM Joining, Forming & Manufacturing Technologies Europe Summit on
November 29-30, 2017

Webinar: Corrosion Protection
of Magnesium Structures
December 6, 2017

Whole Electric Vehicle Design & Battery System
Integration Congress 2017
December 6-7, 2017

WerkstoffPlus Auto 8th Conference for New Vehicle and Material Concepts
February 20-21, 2018

GALM 5th Lightweight Maerials and EV Body Structures Summit
February 21-22, 2018

TMS 2018, 147th Annual Meeting & Exhibition
March 11-15, 2018

75th Annual IMA World Magnesium Conference
May 16-18, 2018

IMA Executive

Todd Olson
Twin City Die
Casting Company

Ken White
Magnesium Elektron

Anthony LoCoco
Chicago White
Metal Casting, Inc.

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
European Representative
343 Chemin de Durban
84190 Beaumes de Venise
Phone: +33 (0) 679914437

Jason Accord

Sue Peterson

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