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

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Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest
Erzsébet tér 7-8
1051 Budapest
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IMA participated in a dialogue with EU policy makers on critical raw materials for the defense industry

IMA participated in a dialogue with EU policy makers on critical raw materials for the defence industry in Brussels July 12 - an event organized by CRM Alliance. 

IMA participates in dialogue with EU policy akers

Maria Cox (MMTA), Roland Chavasse Tantalum/Niobium, Martin Tauber (IMA); moderation Maurits Bruggink (General Secretary CRM Alliance)

EFM Health and Safety Seminar

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The EFM Health and Safety Seminar took place on June 21st 2018 in Bad Urach (Germany).

Matthias Gruber from MAGONTEC represented the IMA at the meeting.
Twelve people attended the seminar.

Four speakers gave presentations during the morning. Titles included:

  • Possible dangers during handling Magnesium
  • Right usage of fire extinguishers in case of emergency
  • Right chose of protection clothes
  • Safe Handling of Magnesium on a furnace supplier point of view

The afternoon was dedicated to fire extinguisher usage training:

  • Exercise to extinguish fire of a car’s engine using fire extinguisher of classes ABC
  • Presentation of igniting magnesium turnings and a magnesium transmission housing of AS31
  • Presentation of trials to extinguish magnesium fire using water
  • Exercise to extinguish magnesium fire using fire extinguisher of class D

New Magnesium Fire Extinguisher

The IMA European Safety Sub-Committee also worked on a “Safe Magnesium” brochure to be released later. Others actions the committee worked on were an Incident reporting process and a report on “New” Magnesium Fire Extinguisher.

EU - Special Action on Substitution

The first day of the Action on Substitution (face to face meetings with EU stakeholders) started Thursday June 28, 2018.Visits to a variety of EU institutions took place in Brussels. Representatives of Niobium, Gallium Arsenid and Magnesium visited members of DG ROW, DG TRADE and DG ENVIRONMENTAL. The event was coordinated and accompanied by Rebecca Lentini from CRM Alliance (Ridens). In the forefront, a position paper and inforgrafics were produced and also presented to the DGs. The second round of visits will take place on September 26.

Attendees of EU Action on Substitution

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 (April/May)

The Japan Magnesium Association-


  1. Aeronext exhibited new airframe adopting patented technology “4G Gravity”
  2. Hashiba Group increases production capacity by 30% adding Ibaraki factory in August
  3. Miyamoto Seisakusho released washing-free “Magnesium Pillow”
  4. The Japan Atomic Energy Agency clarified candidates of lightweight Mg alloy components by calculation simulation
  5. Saitama pref. and Fujikura Rubber achieved prototype of magnesium rechargeable battery
  6. Dream Engine, mass production of world smallest and lightest Mg air battery in September
  7. Kumamoto University and Toho Kinzoku developed thinnest Mg alloy wire

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

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Japan - Magnesium Newsletter (May/June)

The Japan Magnesium Association-


  1. Tokorozawa Alloy Foundry - prototype orders increase, Internal-combustion engine parts as well.
  2. Fujioka Engineering – Rising larger size parts inquiry coping with Thixomolding
  3. Showa – An aggressive replacement to Magnesium on parts material
  4. Asahi Tekko – Challenge to Magnesium to pursue weight reduction
  5. Sintokogio - Wet type chamber attached on existing dry-type dust collector to prevent dust explosion and fire
  6. Ox Engineering – Group reorganization aiming diversified production
  7. Fuji Light Metal – Developed forming technology of magnesium alloy parts for Medical devices
  8. NEDO and Japan Transport Engineering, Kawasaki Heavy, Sankyo-Tateyama et al. – Successfully developed High Speed Train body-structure prototype by magnesium alloy
  9. Hamoco Japan – To establish Magnesium air battery mass production factory invested 400 mil JPY

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

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The Crucible

The Crucible

The magazine of the Minor Metals Trade Association (MMTA)

Read the June 2018 issue»

GALM Asia 2018


July 31-August 1, 2018
Double Tree by Hilton Hotel
Shanghai, China

Part of the widely renowned GALM series, the 2018 event will feature case studies on successful practical applications of new lightweight materials, body structure, multi-material mix for next-gen vehicles and joining and simulation technologies, including real-world insights and results from OEMs in Asia, Europe and USA.

Get more information»

GALM Detroit August 2018


August 21-23, 2018
Detroit, Michigan US

New For 2018 - Impacts Of The Transition To EVs, Autonomous Vehicles And Next-Gen ICEVs

We are delighted to announce the launch of the 7th Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Detroit Summit, North America's leading OEM driven initiative on automotive lightweight materials, structures and manufacturing. 

Get more info.

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.

For complete Magnesium Exhibition information go here»

July 2018

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Industry News

IPO watch: this company turns sea water into magnesium and it’s headed to the ASX

IMA & Industry Calendar

July 31-August 1, 2018

Detroit 2018
August 21-23, 2018

Aluminium 2018
October 9-11, 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
343 Chemin de Durban
84190 Beaumes de Venise
Phone: +33 (0) 679914437

Jason Accord

Sue Peterson

Event Coordinator
Amanda Beneke

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