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IMA Safe Magnesium Incident Reporting

The IMA Safety Committee would like to introduce you to a new IMA initiative designed to promote magnesium safety within the industry by providing critical safety information for use by our members and visitors alike. A “new” confidential Incident Reporting System has just been added where the user can share incidents or near miss occurrences (fires, explosions, etc.) with other users.

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Call for Award Entries


IMA/EFM Magnesium Awards
Euroguss 2020 Europe
(Nuremberg, 14-16 January 2020)
Three parts to be awarded - 1st, 2nd, 3rd

The International Magnesium Association (IMA) and the Europäische Forschungsgemeinschaft Magnesium e.V. (EFM) organize a Magnesium Awards presentation during the 2020 Euroguss fair in Europe in partnership with Bundesverband der Deutschen Gießerei-Industrie (BDG) as done during 2018 Euroguss.

Deadline to submit entries is Friday, 27 September 2019.

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Help Sponsor the Update of the
IMA Life Cycle Analysis

The main purpose of the IMA is to promote and enable future growth of our material on a global base. Current and future procurement decisions are depending more and more on material performance in CO2 footprint, circular economy, and recycling. This is why the European Committee has started an initiative to up-date the Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) study dated from 2013 (data 2012).

Other materials like Aluminum and AHSS improved their communication about light-weighting and environmental impact significantly (showing disadvantage figures for Magnesium).

The European Committee believes that with the improvement in the Chinese pidgeon process, as well as the integration of newer producers (e.g. Qinghai production), will provide an improved data-set (to be included in international data bases) and image of Magnesium.

Please join other IMA member companies that have already pledged $1,000-$5,000 in sponsoring the IMA LCA study update (outside IMA budget). A minimum contribution of $1,000 is suggested with no maximum. If you are willing to sponsor this effort, please complete the LCA Update Pledge Form using the link below by 4 October 2019.

LCA Update Pledge Form

For more information about study objectives, offers, and costs, please contact IMA European Committee Chair Martin Tauber by email at, or by phone at +32 471 136609

The Recording of IMA's June Webinar Magnesium Sheet Technology is Available

IMA is pleased to offer complimentary recordings of past webinar presentations including the June and April webinars Magnesium Sheet Technology and Global Magnesium Market Update with Focus on China-based Primary Production respectively.

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Safe Magnesium Brochure Available

Safe Magnesium

The flammability of magnesium alloys, and associated fire hazards with its use, are often exaggerated.

Purchase a package of 25 brochures.


  • Members $8.00 USD (includes shipping and handling)
  • Non-Members $16.00 USD (includes shipping and handling)

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Magnesium Lightest Structural Metal

IMA Booklet Available

The International Magnesium Association (IMA) published Magnesium: The Lightest Structural Metal in December 2018. This booklet provides a concise summary of physical, chemical and mechanical properties of cast and wrought magnesium alloys for structural applications.

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Japan - Magnesium Newsletter June 2019

The Japan Magnesium Association-


  1. Concrete raw material from carbon dioxide, 3 companies including Idemitsu launched research workshop.
  2. Yamaha YZ450F with enhanced riding performance by new engine and frame

Domestic Magnesium Market (from April 2019)
(Source: April issue of Import/Export Statistics (customs clearance basis) of METI - Compiled by The Japan Magnesium Association)

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2020 IMA World Magnesium Conference

2020 IMA World Magnesium Conference
May 13-15, 2020

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CRM Alliance: Benefits of Critical Materials – Why Critical Materials are Crucial for the EU's Economy and Competitiveness - Summer 2019

Read the 2019 Summer Edition

CRM Day: Sustainable Policy for Critical Raw Materials - September 25 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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August/September 2019

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IMA & Industry Calendar

77th Annual IMA
Magnesium Conference
Fukuoka, Japan
May 13-15, 2020

IMA Executive Committee

Todd Olson
Twin City Die
Casting Company

Vice President/Treasurer
Nic Andrews

Vice President
Cam Tissinton
US Magnesium LLC

Vice President
Kazumasa Yamazaki
Japan Magnesium Association

Immediate Past President
Jan Guy

IMA Staff

Lee Helgen
Executive Vice President
Phone: +1 651.203.7254

Paul Uguccioni
Americas Representative

Christian Payn
European Representative

Jason Accord

Sue Peterson

Events Manager
Amanda Beneke

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