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Call for 2018 Awards of Excellence &
Environmental Responsibility Award Entries

Deadline EXTENDED to Wednesday, March 14!

The International Magnesium Association (IMA) annually honors several organizations through its awards program. The IMA awards program features the Awards of Excellence and Environmental Responsibility Award.

Visit the IMA Awards page for details.

The 2018 winning entries will be recognized during IMA's 2018 World Magnesium Conference, May 16-18, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana USA. Winners will receive plaques and have their entry prominently displayed throughout the entire Conference.

75th Annual IMA World Magnesium Conference

Register early and save $200 USD off the regular rate!
Discounted rates end April 2, 2018.
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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.

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Exhibit and Sponsor Opportunities Available

IMA Promotes Magnesium at GALM - The Global Automotive Lightweight Manufacturing Summit


Pictured left to right: Bob Hamilton – Luxfer MEL Technologies, Tom Kurilich- U.S. Magnesium LLC, Alexander Usatiuk Mag Specialties Inc., Alain  Dery- AMACOR, Rick McQueary, Mag Specialties Inc., Nes Abdulrahman, Mag Specialties Inc., Ralph Gervasi - IMA

IMA Participates and Promotes Magnesium at the WerkstoffautoPlus Conference


Pictured right to left: Elmar Beeh/DLR, Matthias Gruber/Magontec, Martin Tauber/IMA, Prof. Horst Friedlich/DLR, Dietmar Letzig/Helmholtz, David Klaumuenzer/VW, Micheal Just/GF

IMA at Euroguss Germany - Part 2

As you may already be aware, IMA recently participated in the 2018 EUROGUSS that was recently held on 16 - 18 January 2018 in Nuremberg, Germany. The 2018 EUROGUSS is an International Trade Fair for Die Casting Technology, Processes, and Products and brought together some 15,000 visitors. The expo hall was housed in 3 halls and showcased 641 exhibitors.

For the first-time ever, the Magnesium Die-casting awards were presented by the Europaeische Forschungsgemeinschaft (EFM) and IMA jointly.  The award entries were judged by an international panel. The final award winners were 1) BMW, 2) STHIL/AUDI, and 3) FUNKE.

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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 (November/December)

The Japan Magnesium Association-


  1. NEDO et al. - Successfully developed fire-resistant magnesium alloy extrusion method improving mechanical property.
  2. Tokyo University of science - Magnesium battery positive electrode developed enabling repeated charge-discharge.
  3. AMITEC - Magnesium Air cell to research on Trailer for emergency use.
  4. Subsidy on magnesium battery development eying commercialization research for emergency in Fukushima.

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

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Japan - Magnesium Newsletter (December/January)

The Japan Magnesium Association-


  1. Sanzen Seiko - Stepped into forging business.
  2. Nissin Industry - Magnesium-containing Zinc powder paint registered to NETIS, MLITT.
  3. i-TEQX - Corrects record disc warpage to improve sound quality.

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

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CRM Day Report

IMA members have access to all past webinar recordings:

  • 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)

The Crucible

The Crucible

The magazine of the Minor Metals Trade Association (MMTA)

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February 2018

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Industry News

Spartan Light Metal Products to expand in Mexico

Shiloh Industries To Acquire Brabant Alucast Facilities In Verrés, Italy And Oss, Netherlands

Students thrust magnesium back in to the spotlight

Magontec Qinghai -
the worlds greenest
magnesium alloys

USITC made an affirmative final sunset review

IMA & Industry Calendar

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

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

2018 World Magnesium Conference Sponsor

2018 World Magnesium Conference Exhibitors

Ditta Musto
GF Automotive

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
Rhonda Grizzard

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