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Thank you to all who attended the 75th Annual IMA World Magnesium Conference

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76th Annual IMA World Magnesium Conference
15-17 May 2019
Budapest, Hungary

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Fire at Meridian Magnesium Products of America's Eaton Rapids, Michigan May 2

While many news agencies have reported on the recent fire at the Meridian Eaton Rapids plant, its obviously this fire caused significant damage and disruption to Meridian operations. With this in mind, IMA would like to share its support to Meridian Magnesium Products, hopes for a speedy rebuilding and recovery to normal operations.

Marc Holtkoetter of GF Linamar LLC visits the IMA booth at the SAE Conference

Mark Holtkoetter at SAE Conference SAE Conference Booth Picture

Pictured Left: Marc Holtkoetter, GF Linamar LLC (left); and Tom Kurilich US Magnesium
Pictured Right: Samir Mesanovic, Twin City Die Castings Company (left); Ralph Gervasi, IMA (center); and, Alexander V. Usatiuk, Mag Specialties, Inc. (right)

Birmingham Airport Helps Students Prepare Magnesium for Take Off

Issued by Birmingham City University, Press Office.

Students from Birmingham City University have visited Birmingham Airport as part of a challenge to showcase the potential uses of magnesium within the travel and aerospace sector.

Set by Birmingham City University and the world’s largest producer of high pressure die cast magnesium components, Meridian Lightweight Technologies (MLTUK), the competition aims to alter widespread perceptions with an interdisciplinary art installation that will eventually go on public display at Birmingham Airport. Read the complete article»

Birmingham Airport

Pictured outside Birmingham Airport (left to right): Kellie Easton, HR Manager, Meridian Lightweight Technologies (MLTUK); Harmeet Chagger-Khan, Artistic Consultant; Hanna Kryzhanovska, MA Fine Art student, Birmingham City University; Profesoor Julian Beer, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Birmingham City University; Dr Umar Daraz, Director for the Institute of Sustainable Futures, Birmingham City University; Andy Holding, Corporate Responsibility Manager, Birmingham Airport; Stephen Brown, Business Development Manager, MLTUK; Jane Lambert, Product and Furniture Design student, Birmingham City University; Alan Pendry, Associate Professor of Advanced Systems Engineering, Birmingham City University; Alice Evans, Product and Furniture Design student, Birmingham City University and Makhan Singh, Development Manager at the Institute of Sustainable Futures, Birmingham City University

IMA/CRM Alliance organized joint luncheon event on lightweight

On March 7th, the International Magnesium Association (IMA) and CRM Alliance held a joint luncheon event on "Potential of Magnesium in transport lightweighting" in addition to the IMA European Committee meeting in Brussels.

In this first edition of such a luncheon panel discussion for the IMA European Committee members, we could welcome 4 speakers, who shared their view on the current and future lightweigthing challenge in the actual political and legislative agenda in the EU. Read more»

IMA-CRM Joint Luncheon

Right to left: Marcus Ierides (BAX&COMPANY/Alliance Lightweight), Milan Grohol (EU Commission, DG GROW), Patrick Ragnarsson (European Aluminium), Rececca Lentini (CRM Alliance), Martin Tauber (IMA, CRM Alliance).

European Chairman Hosts Sessions at Inauguration Meeting of A New REE Association

On March 29, 2018, the official kick-off event for the GloREIA project took place in Brussels. GloREIA is to become a new, global association for the rare earth industry. IMA was invited to chair the afternoon sessions of the event. Read more»

New REE Association

Martin Tauber Promotes Magnesium at Leading Turkish Universities

The 1st International Symposium on Light Alloys and Composite Materials (ISLAC’18) was organised by Karabuk University in Karabük-Türkiye on 22-24 March 2018. The main goal of ISLAC has been to bring researchers, scientists and experts in universities, institutions, companies, associations and societies to present their recent research and developments on light alloys and composite materials. IMA was invited to speak about “Mg in Europe – Economics, barriers & outlook”, and represented by Martin Tauber.

Magnesium promoted at leading Turkish universities

CRM Day: Challenges to Primary & Secondary Production of CRMs


On 21 March 2018, the first bi-annual CRM Day took place at the Renaissance Hotel in Brussels. The event, entitled “Challenges to Primary & Secondary Production of CRMs”, gathered interested stakeholders and government representatives. The speakers of the two panels identified the main challenges to primary and secondary production of CRMs and opened the floor to a constructive dialogue on ways to address these obstacles.

The event concluded with a presentation by Mr. Martin Tauber, President of the CRM Alliance, on the Charter on Critical Raw Materials Policy, recently developed by the CRM Alliance. The Charter outlines core actions considered relevant for CRMs and aims to provide recommendations to the EU and the wider stakeholder community on the future CRM policy. Read more»

IMA Members Take Pride in Membership

IMA members who have renewed or joined for 2018 are encouraged to download an IMA member logo to post on your website and in print materials to to display you are a member of the International Magnesium Association. Two file versions of the logo are available: a high resolution JPEG file, and a PNG web file. Click on the logo below to access the files.

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Japan - Magnesium Newsletter (February/March)

The Japan Magnesium Association-


  1. Rikazai successfully developed 2µm thickness pure magnesium foil.
  2. Ohmura Manufacturing equipped Complex machining center to increase Aerospace parts.
  3. Guitar made by magnesium from Iwakura welding Industry.
  4. Fujitsu Kasei to expand magnesium market by Thixomolding and Diecasting.
  5. Sony’s high end headphone using magnesium processed by Japan Fine Steel.
  6. Nagoya University discovered super-conductive quasicrystal material.
  7. M’S Corporation moves and expands Hamamatsu facility to cope with increasing demand for plastic and metal products.

Domestic Magnesium Market (from January, 2018)
(Source: January issue of Import/Export Statistics (customs clearance basis) of METI – Compiled by the Japan Magnesium Association)

Read more»

Aluminum 2018

Aluminium 2018

Aluminum, magnesium and titanium are in high demand - and this trend will still sustain.

Due to the potential of lightweight construction new application areas are opening up. This trend is also reflected at ALUMINIUM 2018 world trade show which takes place from 9th-11th October 2018 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

For complete Magnesium Exhibition information go here»

April/May 2018

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Industry News

Magontec has an Opening Ceremony for the new
Qinghai plant

IMA & Industry Calendar

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

EFM Health & Safety-Seminar June 21, 2018

GALM Global Automotive Lightweight Materials
Detroit 2018
August 28-30, 2018

Aluminium 2018
October 9-11, 2018

Thank you to our 2018 World Magnesium Conference Sponsors


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IMA Executive

Todd Olson
Twin City Die
Casting Company

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

Ken White
Magnesium Elektron

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

Event Coordinator
Amanda Beneke

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