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75th Annual IMA World Magnesium Conference Photo Gallery

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2018 IMA World Magnesium Conference Photo Gallery

IMA Awards of Excellence 2018

IMA Honors Recipients of 56th Annual Awards of Excellence

Members of the IMA honored their peers with the IMA Awards of Excellence at the 75th Annual World Magnesium Conference in New Orleans.

Established in 1962, the Awards of Excellence program is an annual award presented to companies for demonstrating outstanding examples of the different uses of magnesium, and presents a great opportunity for participants in the magnesium industry to showcase innovative products and manufacturing technologies. Honors annually bestowed by IMA include four Awards of Excellence: Automotive Cast Products, Commercial Cast Products, Wrought Products and Process.

Recipients of the 2018 IMA Awards of Excellence are:

Cast Product Automotive Category
Support Center Console
GF Casting Solutions AG.
GF Casting Solutions Altenmarkt GmbH & Co. KG

Cast Product Commercial Category
Bicycle Rim
Guangzhou Magnesium Metal Technology Co

Wrought Product Category
Scalable Medical-Grade Magnesium Wire
Fort Wayne Metals Research Products Corp

Process Category
Strut Brace for Front Bumpers – New Audi A8
Andreas Stihl AG & Co. KG – STIHL Magnesium Druckguss

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GF Casting Solutions AG accepts IMA Award of Excellence in Automotive Cast Product Category

GF Casting Solutions AG accepts IMA Award of Excellence in Automotive Cast Product Category

Guangzhou Magnesium Metal Technology Co accepts IMA Award of Excellence in Commercial Cast Product Category

Guangzhou Magnesium Metal Technology Co accepts IMA Award of Excellence in Commercial Cast Product Category

Andreas Stihl AG & Co. KG – STIHL Magnesium Druckguss accepts IMA Award of Excellence in Process Category

Andreas Stihl AG & Co. KG – STIHL Magnesium Druckguss accepts IMA Award of Excellence in Process Category

IMA Leadership Elected at
75th Annual IMA World Magnesium Conference

Todd Olson to serve as president, Nic Andrews to serve as treasurer of the International Magnesium Association

Members of IMA have cast their ballots for new leadership at the 75th Annual IMA World Magnesium Conference in New Orleans. Todd Olson, chief financial officer of Twin City Die Castings Co., was re-elected to serve a one-year term as president of the IMA, and Nic Andrews was elected to serve a one-year term as IMA treasurer as well as a three-year term on the IMA board of directors.

Over the past 14 years, Olson has held leadership positions in the sales, engineering, international business and finance departments of Twin City Die Castings Co. and currently serves on their board of directors. Twin City Die Casting Co. is an aluminum and magnesium die caster with three Midwestern locations in the United States. Active in IMA since 2010, Olson has served on the IMA executive committee and board of directors since 2014.

Andrews, executive chairman and CEO of Magontec Limited, was elected to serve a one-year term as the treasurer of IMA, serving previously as a vice president. Andrews brings nearly 30 years of leadership experience to IMA and its executive committee, and has a background in funds management and investment banking before becoming a prominent leader in the magnesium industry.

In addition to the new leadership of the executive committee, the following five members were elected to serve three-year terms for IMA on the board of directors:

  • Horst Friedrich, Institute of Vehicle Concepts
  • Alan Luo, The Ohio State University
  • Rick McQueary, Mag Specialties
  • Walter Treiber, Chicago White Metal Casting, Inc.
  • Dave Wanless, ICL/Dead Sea Magnesium

A complete list of the 2018-2019 board is available on the IMA website.

IMA Honors Ken White

At the 2018 IMA World Magnesium Conference, IMA President Todd Olson, presents IMA Chairman Ken White, with a crystal thanking Ken for his long-time service to IMA and to the magnesium industry

IMA Honors Ken White with Award of Appreciation

From left to right: Ken White and Todd Olson

GALM Munich 25-26 April 2018

The 7th annual Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Europe 2018 took place in Munich on April 25th and 26th. Through a cooperative agreement between IMA and LBCG (GALM organizer), the IMA exhibit during this event focused on Advanced Multi-Materials Designs and New Weight Reduction Solutions.

Over two days, 20 papers were presented. In total 98 delegates attended the conference mostly from OEMs, Tier1, Steel and Aluminium suppliers including Jaguar Land Rover, Nissan, Opel, Aston Martin, Ford, BMW, PSA, Hyundai, Tata, Toyota, Volvo, Magna, Faurecia, Arcelor, VoestAlpine, Aleris, Novelis, Arconic, Constellium, AMAG.

Professor Arslan Kaya gave a presentation on Magnesium from Mugla Sitki Koçman University (Turkey).

IMA member Mag Specialities (US) was also exhibiting.

Herbert Fackler and Christian Payn manned the IMA booth. An inner part of a door was on display together with IMA literature. There was a significant interest in the Magnesium Showcase with the last IMA Award Winners.

IMA Booth at GALM Munich

From right to left : Herbert Fackler (Meridian), Christian Payn (IMA), Alexander Usatiuk (Mag Specialities)

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

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Japan - Magnesium Newsletter (March/April)

The Japan Magnesium Association-


  1. “The L’Oréal - UNESCO Award For Women in Science - International Rising Talents 2018”, Winner from Japan!
  2. TANIDA Ltd. achieved automation system to make sand-casting mold for magnesium aircraft parts.
  3. Fujikura Rubber Ltd. delivered Magnesium Air battery to Sony Life insurance Co., Ltd.
  4. Animal Ortho Japan introduced wheelchair for dog “AOJ cart”.
  5. JAGUAR released new model with 2 litter 4 cylinders engine, added on F-TYPE

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

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Crital Raw Material

EU Projects concerning Critical Raw Materials – May 2018 Newsletter

Read the May 2018 Newsletter»

The Crucible

The Crucible

The magazine of the Minor Metals Trade Association (MMTA)

Read the May 2018 issue»

GALM Asia 2018


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

Register by June 22 and Save $200!

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.

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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»

June 2018

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IMA & Industry Calendar

EFM Health & Safety-Seminar June 21, 2018

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 President

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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