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2020 IMA World Magnesium Conference

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2020 IMA World Magnesium Conference
13-15 May 2020

The IMA World Magnesium Conference is the premier international magnesium industry conference highlighting technological advances, innovative applications, and emerging developments in the global marketplace. This valuable conference will provide magnesium industry professionals with the latest information and advances on magnesium processes, applications, technology and environmental concerns.

Sponsorship and Exhibitor
Opportunities Now Available

The IMA World Magnesium Conference provides organizations and individuals the unique opportunity to showcase their services to the largest audience of in-house magnesium professionals in the industry. With nearly 200 forward thinking influential leaders in attendance last year, IMA expects to exceed those numbers in Fukuoka. We will do a bilingual presentation conference (Chinese and English) with translating services available for the technical sessions. Don’t miss the best opportunity for new business, new connections and new learning.

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IMA will Exhibit at Euroguss 2020

Euroguss 2020

International Trade Fair for Die Casting:
Technology, Processes, Products

14-16 January 2020
Nuremberg, Gwermany

The International Magnesium Association (IMA) will exhibit for the second time at the Euroguss in Nuremberg, Germany. One can find us in Exhibit Hall 9, Booth 9-336 (Hall 9 Floorplan).

We invite you to look at the latest magnesium serial automotive parts via our virtual demonstrator, and talk about the advantages of using magnesium in future lightweight technologies. IMA will display latest publications about safety and technical properties.

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IMA Paticipates at WerkstoffPlus 2020

WerkstoffPlus 2020

19-20 February 2020
Stuttgart, Germany

The International Magnesium Association (IMA) will exhibit at the WerkstoffPlus Auto Conference in Stuttgart, Germany. In addition there will be 3 magnesium presentations from IMA members.

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IMA Participates in AK Magnesium

The AK Magnesium (Arbeitskreis Magnesium) is a long-lasting German independent institution, and have been recently renaimed from AK Recycling. The group had its latest meeting in Feucht/Germany organised by Michael Loos/LMC-Loos Michael Consulting on November 28th.

While IMA members are regular participants, IMA as an Association was not recently represented there. This time, Martin Tauber/Chairman of the European Committee joined Nikolai Prinz/Pilling and Stephan Steinacker/Almamet. Beside other very interesting topics IMA member Helmholtz represented by Bernd Wiese gave a presentation about “Magnesium in medical applications – an overview”. Further Nikolai Prinz (Pilling Kesselfabrik) presented “Tthe development and actual status for crucibles for magnesium”.

The next meeting will be held on 2nd April next year.

AK Magnesium

AK Magnesium
Top: Nikola Prinz
Bottom: Part of the group at AK Magnesium

IMA joins kick-off workshop about Raw Material needs for Emerging Technologies at DERA

The German Mineral Resources Agency (DERA) kicked-off a process to up-date their earlier study identifying raw material needs for emerging technologies. Based on 2018, Fraunhofer ISI will screen over 160 future technologies, work on 42 technological scenarios, and forecast the raw material need until 2035. 

Among other companies and industry associations, IMA was invited to join the workshop and Martin Tauber, Chairman of the European Committee, gave an input presentation about magnesium. After a short recap of history and the actual global market situation, a technological funnel of possible future technologies was presented. 


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Japan - Magnesium Newsletter
July-September 2019

The Japan Magnesium Association-


  1. Tobata Seisakusho, to the magnesium alloy wheel mass production
  2. JMC Corporation acquired land for a new plant in Iida City, Nagano Prefecture
  3. Onkyo, BA driver used magnesium diaphragm
  4. Kyoto University succeeded in producing a magnesium alloy with both high strength and high ductility
  5. Tamagawa University won a category of "Solar Car Race" for the first time in 3 years
  6. "NINJA RATMAT," a metal mouse pad product born from the art of craftsmanship
  7. Panasonic's SD car navigation system Strada, new model with large screen and high image quality
  8. Fuji Light Metal accelerates development of magnesium alloy for medical use cooperating with equipment manufacturers
  9. Trek launches eMTB 2020 model in December
  10. Miyamoto Seisakusho opens its first flagship store at Shinjuku Odakyu Department Store

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

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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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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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CRM Alliance Quarterly Newsletter
Winter Edition

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The Crucible

The Crucible

The magazine of the Minor Metals Trade Association. In this issue:

  • News in brief
  • View from North America
  • Critical Minerals in Dusseldorf and ERGI
  • Bismuth crystals
  • Due Diligence Ready! for responsible sourcing
  • Processed titanium alloys
  • Minor Metals in Focus: Niobum Roaskill

The Crucible

December 2019

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Magnesium News

Magnesium battery uses
cathode of fool's gold

State of the Art: Surface and Coating Technologies

Battery Electric Vehicles – Boom or Bust for AHSS?

Europe waking up to raw materials ‘criticality’

Global ban on exporting hazardous waste becomes law
of a New Magnesium
Extrusion Press

Magnesium-silver chloride seawater-activated battery

Global ban on exporting hazardous waste

EU “Green deal” announced

Marubeni joins Alliance Magnesium

Commerce Finds Dumping and Countervailable Subsidization of Imports of Magnesium from Israel

Impact of Life Cycle Emissions: Lightweighting with AHSS vs. Aluminum

UN Emissions Gap Report 2019

EU could ban dirty battery imports, says Commission VP

IMA & Industry Calendar

Euroguss 2020
Nuremberg, Germany
January 14-16, 2020

WorkstoffPlus 2020
Stuttgart, Germany
February 19-20, 2020

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

Jason Accord

Sue Peterson

Events Manager
Amanda Beneke

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