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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

Historical Magnesium Industry or IMA Images Wanted – Help IMA Celebrate 75 Years!

Do you have images that represent milestones in IMA’s history or in the Magnesium Industry? If so, help IMA celebrate 75 years by sharing these images for possibly display throughout the upcoming 75th World Magnesium Conference.

Images can be emailed to Ralph Gervasi, IMA Executive Vice President, at Or, to speak to Ralph, please call (847) 447-1702.

Magnesium Alloy Development: an LMD Symposium in Honor of Karl Kainer

Presented at the TMS 2018 Annual Meeting and Expo
TMS Light Metals Division TMS: Magnesium Committee

Karl Kainer Honored

Pictured: (left to right) Norbert Hort, Karl Kainer, Alan Luo)

Report on European Committee Meeting in Brussels

This years’ first European Committee meeting was arranged in Brussels, and attracted with 18 members a high number of participants.

European Committee in Brussels
IMA European member meeting in the “Holland House”
in Brussels March 7, 2018

Read the full report with more pictures of the two-day meeting.

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.

Membership Logo

You will be required to log onto the website as a member
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Japan - Magnesium Newsletter (January/February)

The Japan Magnesium Association-


  1. Kumamoto University with 3 parties – Significant achievement on Magnesium alloy analysis.
  2. NIMS – Development on Magnesium alloy unbreakable even against high speed deformation.
  3. SONY – aibo’s bone frame made by magnesium alloy.
  4. Nexus – Extending production by Thixomolding.
  5. Fujioka Engineering – Magnesium alloy with outstanding formability.
  6. MG Precision – Adding 850 tons Thixomolding machine.
  7. Nagaoka University – Developed Magnesium alloy same extrudability as aluminum.
  8. Fujifilm Corporation – High end mirrorless camera reinforced hand shaking correction function.

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

Read more»

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)

Crital Raw Material

CRM Alliance Newsletter-Spring Edition 2018

Read the Spring Edition 2018 issue»

The Crucible

The Crucible

The magazine of the Minor Metals Trade Association (MMTA)

Read the February 2018 issue»


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

For complete Magnesium Exhibition information go here»

March 2018

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Industry News

Magnesium May Save the
Town of Asbestos

Shiloh Industries Expands Position in Global Magnesium Cross Car Beam Products With Completion of Recent Acquisition

IMA & Industry Calendar

GALM Global Automotive Lightweight Materials
Europe 2018
Munich, Germany
April 25-26, 2018

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

EFM Health & Safety-Seminar June 21, 2018

GALM Global Automotive Lightweight Materials
Detroit 2018
August 28-30, 2018

Aluminium 2018
October 9-11, 2018

2018 World Magnesium Conference Sponsors


Chicago White Metal Casting logo

Frech Company logo

MagSpecialties logo

Opta Minerals logo

Rima logo

2018 World Magnesium Conference Exhibitors

BuhlerPrince, Inc.

Ditta Musto

Foxconn Technology Pte. Ltd.


GF Automotive

Meridian Lightweight Technologies

Shanghai Regal Metal Materials Co., Ltd

W. Pilling Kesselfabrik GmbH & Co. KG

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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