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2020 IMA World Magnesium Conference

Call for 2020 Awards of Excellence &
Environmental Responsibility Award Entries

The International Magnesium Association (IMA) annually honors several organizations through its awards program. The IMA awards program features the Awards of Excellence and Environmental Responsibility Award.

Deadline to enter is Friday, February 21, 2020.

Awards of Excellence - The Showcase for Magnesium Products & Technology
Receive international and industry-wide recognition for your accomplishments. The IMA Awards of Excellence are a wonderful opportunity for participants in the magnesium industry to showcase outstanding magnesium products and innovative manufacturing technologies. A popular tradition now in its 58th consecutive year, the annual program is open to all companies demonstrating outstanding examples of magnesium's use. Nominations are judged by a peer review panel of international experts. Winners are recognized worldwide and receive considerable publicity throughout IMA and the metals industry.

Environmental Responsibility Award
The IMA International Environmental Responsibility Award was created to recognize companies that are playing an active role in reducing the magnesium industry's carbon footprint and that exemplify the industry's commitment to environmental responsibility. The Award is open to all companies within the global magnesium industry.

The 2020 winning entries will be recognized during the 77th Annual IMA World Magnesium Conference, May 13-15, 2020 in Fukuoka, Japan. Winners will receive plaques and have their entry prominently displayed throughout the conference.

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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.

The Japan Magnesium Association (JMA) is proud to be a co-host for the World Magnesium Conference in Fukuoka, Japan.

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Sponsorship and Exhibitor
Opportunities 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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Magnesium Shines at Euroguss 2020

IMA took stage at the 13th Euroguss in Nuremberg, Germany, 14-16 January – the Center Stage of the Europe die-casting industry. Several IMA members used this opportunity to showcase at the 2020 record breaking edition, and also achieved two (2) awards in the Magnesium competition.

After a record breaking 2018, this year’s fair occupied 4 exhibition halls, and for the first time, a pavilion exclusively for additive manufacturing. IMA member Hartmut Fischer (STIHL), and also president of the Association of German Die-Casters, introduced both the Euroguss fair at the opening ceremony and the kick-off of the Die-casting conference.

Seven IMA member companies showcased their latest products in Magnesium. Spread over 4 halls, attendees could visit ANDREAS STIHL AG & Co. KG; GF Casting Solutions AG; Heneken, s.r.o.; DITTA MUSTO; RAUCH Furnace Technology; castwerk GmbH & Co. KG; and Oskar Frech GmbH + Co. KG.

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Magnesium Award Winners were also announced at Euroguss with IMA Member Andreas Stihl AG & Co. KG taking 1st place (top) and GF taking a shared 3rd place (bottom).

Euroguss Awards
Martin Tauber/IMA, Christoph Schendera/EFM/Company STIHL

Euroguss Awards
Martin Tauber/IMA, Christoph Schendera/EFM/Company GF

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IMA to Exhibit at TMS2020

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February 23-27, 2020
San Diego, California, USA

The International Magnesium Association (IMA)
will exhibit for the first time at the
149th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of
The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society
(TMS 2020)
Visit IMA at Booth 703.

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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Japan - Magnesium Newsletter
October-November 2019

The Japan Magnesium Association-

The Japan Magnesium Association (JMA) is proud to be a co-host for the IMA World Magnesium Conference in Fukuoka, Japan.


  1. Roval starts selling repairing paint containing magnesium for zinc alloy coating
  2. Kokuyo's lightweight chair "KATE" is made of magnesium and weighs 2.3kg
  3. Magnesium drone of Macrw in Shizuoka is light and durable
  4. Renasemetalli developed large heat treatment equipment for bars with 70mm in diameter

Domestic Magnesium Market (from September 2019)
(Source: September 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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The CRM Alliance has submitted its contribution to the European Commission’s Roadmap to the Circular Economy Action Plan

The Alliance presented a position paper on 20 January. The CRM Alliance has submitted its observations on the relevance of circular economy measures to critical raw materials with the following main points:

  • Respect for Critical Raw Materials Classification;
  • Critical Raw Materials in the Mine-to-Market Value Chain;
  • Safety and performance;
  • Critical Raw Materials enable a Green Economy

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The Crucible

The Crucible

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

  • News in Brief
  • Metal Events Rare Earths Conference
  • ICD-High Growth Business of the Year Award
  • MMTA's HK Conference
  • CRU RareEarth Metals Outlook
  • View from North Americal

The Crucible

January 2020

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Magnesium News

A Victory for Magnesium
Die Casters

Alloying and Processing Effects on the Microstructure, Mechanical Properties, and Degradation Behavior of Extruded Magnesium Alloys Containing Calcium, Cerium, or Silver

Preparation and Corrosion Behavior in Marine Environment of MAO Coatings on Magnesium Alloy

Casting-rolling line at TU Freiberg enables novel magnesium components for lightweight construction

ALLITE® Inc. Partners with Xi'an Jiaotong University to Break New Ground in Magnesium Alloy Material Science

China's non-ferrous metal output grows 3.9 pct

Lenovo shows off new $2,499 Foldable Laptop as technology improves

Deformation Behavior and Experiments on a Light Alloy Seamless Tube via a Tandem Skew Rolling Process

Development of Integrated Die Casting Process for Large Thin-Wall Magnesium Applications
Extrusion Press

Application based machine for semisolid mega volume Mg casting from MAXIcast™

Provincial and sector-level material footprints in China

IMA & Industry Calendar

WorkstoffPlus 2020
Stuttgart, Germany
February 19-20, 2020

San Deigo, California USA
February 23-27, 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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