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IMA Virtual Webinar Series

IMA is pleased to announce that it will present a Virtual Webinar Series:

  • Week 1 - Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday, October 13/14/15, 2020
  • Week 2 - Tuesday//Thursday, October 20/22, 2020.

The series will offer one-of-a-kind educational collaborations and unique sessions exclusively tailored for those in the magnesium industry. We are pleased to offer multilingual presentations with translating services available throughout the series.

The webinar series provides knowledge, resources, and tools in essential areas from current overviews of the magnesium industry to applications in transportation, cast, and wrought products.

Watch for details coming soon!

Call for IMA Board Nominations

Build your network and engage with industry leaders.

The IMA Board of Directors and Nomination Committee are pleased to announce that we are seeking candidates for the IMA Board of Directors to serve for a three-year term. 

This year, IMA members will be electing six (6) board members. IMA board members are elected with staggered terms to help with leadership continuity while providing opportunities for new voices and innovative ideas.

If you are interested in serving on the IMA Board of Directors, please review the Nomination Committee's criteria and complete your online nomination form by clicking on the link below.

To nominate an IMA member other than yourself, please send their name, contact information, and a brief statement on why you are nominating them to for the nomination committee to review.

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Fourth IMA Networking Session Held

On June 22 IMA President Todd Olson and the IMA Board of Directors held its fourth successful networking session via video conference. They invited IMA members and member organizations to discuss and share information about how they are responding to the global pandemic, provide updates, and connect with colleagues across the globe.

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European Committee Holds Second Online Meeting

On May 28, European Chair Ken White and Martin Tauber welcomed 13 participants for the regular committee meeting using Zoom as online software.

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Safe Handling of Magnesium

IMA Publication
Safe Handling of Magnesium

The International Magnesium Association (IMA) has published Safe Handling of Magnesium. The use of magnesium is a rapidly growing commodity on a worldwide basis and millions of tons of magnesium have been melted and processed without incident by following well-developed safety practices. With proper safeguards, magnesium fires or explosions can be prevented. This brochure describes those practices.

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Japan - Magnesium Newsletter
April 2020

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. Industrial Technology Innovation Center of Ibaraki Prefecture, technical supports for SMEs
  2. Mitsuwa Electric Industry, headquarters factory relocated
  3. Nihon Material starts selling magnesium forged wheel "7RMAG"
  4. Iida Co., Ltd. bonds PTFE and metals, tensile strength 90 kg
  5. Sansei Industries, company-wide project for process improvement

Domestic Magnesium Market (from February 2020)
(Source: February issue of Import/Export Statistics (customs clearance basis) of METI - Compiled by The Japan Magnesium Association)

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Japan - Magnesium Newsletter
May 2020

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. MACRW, aiming for commercialization of grip for wheelchairs
  2. JOGMEC Mineral Resources Information, Mineral Resources Material Flow 2019
  3. Saito Kogyo begins selling titanium casting tools

Domestic Magnesium Market (from March 2020)
(Source: March 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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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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June 2020

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Industry News Links

Member News:
STIHL Magnesium Die-Casting opens new production logistics facility

Product News:
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 GX550 review: Two screens and a whole lot of speed (Magnesium case)

Brose: The drives in the innovative magnesium housing are 500 grammes lighter and 15 per cent smaller than the variants made of aluminium

Technics Announces the SL-1210GAE Limited Edition Direct Drive Turntable to Commemorate Its 55th Anniversary (Magnesium tonearm)

Asus Chromebook Flip C436 review: A top-quality convertible Chromebook with a premium price tag (Magnesium housing)

GF – Lightweight solutions for our market segments; Download Product brochure

Critical Raw Materials:
Canada reaffirms commitment to US critical minerals supply chain

Australia Signs Critical Minerals Deal to Support India’s New-Energy Economy

EU: CRM Alliance Submits Evidence to European Commission's Chemicals Strategy Consultation

EU: MEPs Debate EU Chemicals Strategy

Sustainability (LCA):
Switching from aluminum to zinc alloys could improve sustainability of automotive parts

Technical Papers:
Statistical Analysis of Grain-Scale Effects of Twinning Deformation for Magnesium Alloys under Cyclic Strain Loading

Tribological Investigations on Tool Surfaces for Temperature-Supported Forming of Magnesium AZ31 Sheets

Fabrication of Strong and Ductile AZ31 Magnesium Alloy Using High Strain Rate Multiple Forging in a Wide Temperature Range

A Review of Friction Stir Processing of Structural Metallic Materials: Process, Properties, and Methods

Are Magnesium Screws Proper for Mandibular Condyle Head Osteosynthesis?

Influence of Cu2+ Ions on the Corrosion Resistance of AZ31 Magnesium Alloy with Microarc Oxidation

Development of a High Strength Magnesium Alloy for Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing

Effects of Second-Phase Particles on Microstructure Evolution in Mg-2Zn Based Magnesium Alloys during Annealing Treatment

Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy for the Measurement of the Corrosion Rate of Magnesium Alloys: Brief Review and Challenges

Lifting Lightweight Metals to a New Level—Tribological Improvement by Hybrid Surface Solutions on Aluminium and Magnesium

Effect of Al Content in Magnesium Alloy on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Laser-Welded Mg/Ti Dissimilar Joints"

Microstructural Study of a Mg–Zn–Zr Alloy Hot Compressed at a High Strain Rate

Influence of Internal Pressure and Axial Compressive Displacement on the Formability of Small-Diameter ZM21 Magnesium Alloy Tubes in Warm Tube Hydroforming

Trade Statistics:
China's non-ferrous metal output grows 2.7 pct in Jan-May (

UPDATE 1-China May aluminium output edges up from previous month(Rueters)

China - Domestic Mg Prices Stable (17.6.2020)

IMA & Industry Calendar

World Aluminium
Conference 2020
London, UK
September 7-8, 2020

IMA Virtual Webinar Seriess
October 13-15, 2020

EFM Health & Safety Seminar
Eichelhardt, Germany
November 10-11, 2020

EFM Magnesium Automotive/Abnehmer Seminar
Eichelhardt, Germany
November 10-11, 2020

IMA Executive Committee

Todd Olson
Twin City Die
Casting Company

Vice President/Treasurer
Nic Andrews

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

Martin Tauber
European Representative

Jason Accord

Sue Peterson

Events Manager
Amanda Maw

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