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Call for 2018 Awards of Excellence &
Environmental Responsibility Award Entries

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

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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 at Euroguss Germany

The Euroguss fair in Nuremberg is one of the most important industry events for Magnesium die-casting in Europe.  Nearly all major casting companies and equipment suppliers are present within 3 halls including IMA members such as Georg Fischer, Rauch, Frech, and our newest IMA member Stihl. Given the importance of this event in the Magnesium industry, it was only logical that IMA added this event in their marketing plans to further promote the metal in application selection. 

IMA also shared a booth with EFM (Europaeische Forschungsgemein-schaft Magnesium) in the Magnesium area of the fair.  The booth was manned by Christian Payn and Martin Tauber who welcomed IMA members Magontec, Helmholtz Institute, DLR, Pilling, and many more in subsequent days.

For the first-time ever, IMA and EFM joined together to sponsor the Euroguss - International Magnesium Award 2018 that was presented at Euroguss.  The award was highlighted in the opening evening of the fair and was awarded during a dedicated magnesium day on January 18.  The award recipients were BMW, Stihl, Audi, and Funke. The awards will be discussed in more detail in upcoming issues of the IMA newsletter. 

Martin Tauber, IMA European Committee Chairman, also presented the Magnesium EU Recycling Study during a dedicated magnesium day at the fair. 

All in all, IMA’s collaboration with EFM and Euroguss was extremely beneficial in promoting magnesium and is an event IMA looks forward to participating in for years to come.

IMA at Euroguss

Pictured (l to r): Christian Payn, IMA European Representati;, Martin Tauber, IMA European Committee Chair; and Hartmut Fischer, MD Stihl Magnesium Die Casting

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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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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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)

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.

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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»

January 2018

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Industry News

Future Samsung phones might be made out of new 'Metal 12' magnesium alloy

Creation of Luxfer Mel Technologies

LMG MoU with EnergyAustralia Yallourn for fly ash supply to Latrobe Valley magnesium plant

IMA & Industry Calendar

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

GALM 5th Lightweight Materials 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

2018 World Magnesium Conference Sponsor

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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