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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.

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Global Stakeholders Launch the
Rare Earth Industry Association


On June 26th, the Rare Earth Industry Association (“REIA”) is pleased to announce its formation, as a new global association for rare-earth industry stakeholders. The association was launched with the support of EIT RawMaterials, a European R&D funding agency. Rare Earth elements are playing a crucial rule in many technologies and applications, and its mining and processing is heavy concentrated in China. Martin Tauber, Chairman of the IMA European Committee was elected as Advisory Board member.

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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 May 2019

The Japan Magnesium Association-


  1. KayBright released “Magchan for pet,” washing by magnesium.
  2. Aichi Steel developed new motor for industrial drone partnered with Sawafuji Electric.

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

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GALM Detroit Summit

Overcoming Production & Validation Challenges for Lightweight Vehicle Body & Component Construction

At the 8th GALM Detroit Summit in Detroit next month, Jordan Kiesser, Materials Engineering Supervisor for the Plastics, Composites and Bonding Group at the PACCAR Technical Center will share his 15 years of experience in vehicle construction and supporting material selection, validation and failure analysis of materials.

July 2019

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Industry News

Exotic lightweight materials, including magnesium, used in 2020 Corvette

IMA Member Birmingham City University to aid Kerala in finding solutions for e-vehicle challenges

Industry shares announcement
of IMA Awards of
Excellence Winners

IMA & Industry Calendar

8th Global Automotive Lightweight Materials
Detroit Summit
Detroit, MI USA
August 20-22, 2019

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

Ralph Gervasi
Executive Vice President
Phone: +1 (847) 447-1702

Paul Uguccioni
Americas Representative

Christian Payn
European Representative

Jason Accord

Sue Peterson

Events Manager
Amanda Beneke

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