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15-17 May 2019
Budapest, Hungary

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Magontec Hunts for Fortune on China's Salt Lake Plains

We are speeding through the desert in one of China's most remote regions. Grey-tinged plains sprinkled with patches of salt stretch in every direction on this elevated plateau near the Tibetan border.

A spectacular mountain range dominates the horizon to our right. At 2800 metres above sea level, there is no sign of life up apart from the occasional yurt, a traditional tent used by Mongolian herders.

"Whenever I drive out here I think of Marco Polo making his way slowly to Xian," says Nic Andrews, a former Australian investment banker who now counts this part of the world as his second office.

Despite the isolation, you are never too far away from a huge infrastructure project in economically hyperactive China.

Our mini-bus is on a two-lane highway which looks like it was sealed the day before and would be the envy of any Australian city. A rail line runs alongside the road and the landscape is dotted with transmission towers.

Andrews is one of a new breed of fortune hunters, trying to capitalize on the area's clear skies, natural resources and the Chinese government's policies embracing renewable energy. He has invited The Australian Financial Review out here to reveal the product of five years' work – a joint venture between ASX-listed Magontec and one of China's big state-owned companies.

With the help of his Chinese friends, the former UBS executive wants to turn his tiny Australian company into the world's largest and greenest magnesium alloy producer. But like many things in China, building the infrastructure was the easy bit. Making the economics stack up is a different story.

Read the The Australian Financial Review article.»


Nic Andrews of Magontec

On a plateau near Tibet – 2800 metres above sea level and 2230km
from Shanghai – Nic Andrews stands in front of the factory where his
ASX-listed company Magontec is attempting to revolutionize the
global magnesium industry, powered by a massive state-run solar farm.

Japan - Magnesium Newsletter (June/July)

The Japan Magnesium Association-


  1. Manufacturing World 2018 report.
  2. Mitsuwa Electric Industry to launch third factory in Thailand.
  3. Sansho Giken received visitors from Thai Foundry Association.
  4. Daiei Barrel – Challenge to Magnesium.
  5. Hibiki Seiki – Proposals for Mg cut-processed Satellite parts to explore Aerospace market.
  6. Tobata Seisakusho – Digging prototype demand eyeing value added market

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

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  • Environmental Benefits of Magnesium in Transport Applications (March 9, 2017)
  • Magnesium as an Engineering Material (Sept. 14, 2017)
  • Magnesium Extrusions for Automotive Engineers (Nov. 14, 2017)
  • Corrosion Protection of Magnesium Structures (Dec. 6, 2017)

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The Crucible - Newsletter of the Minor Metals Trade Association, July August 2018

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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 opening up. This trend is also reflected at ALUMINIUM 2018 world trade show that takes place from 9th-11th October 2018 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Free ticket for IMA Members».

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Industry News

Specialty Materials Producer Expanding Mag Foundry

Euclid-based Terves Inc. expands magnesium foundry

IMA & Industry Calendar

Aluminium 2018
October 9-11, 2018

World Expo 2018
October 9-10, 2018

76th Annual IMA
Magnesium Conferenc
May 15-17, 2019

IMA Executive

Todd Olson
Twin City Die
Casting Company

Nic Andrews

Vice Presidents

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

Jason Accord

Sue Peterson

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