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Magnesium Industry IMA Honors Recipients of the 58th Annual Awards of Excellence

Editor: Nicole Kareta

Members of the International Magnesium Association (IMA), an association dedicated to the advancement of the practical uses of magnesium metal, honored their peers with the 2020 IMA Awards of Excellence.

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In addition to the category Automotive Cast Product Design, the IMA also presented awards for the categories Commercial Cast Product, Process, Wrought Product and Environmental Responsibility. This image shows a magnesium piston.
In addition to the category Automotive Cast Product Design, the IMA also presented awards for the categories Commercial Cast Product, Process, Wrought Product and Environmental Responsibility. This image shows a magnesium piston.
(Source: Stihl Druckguss)

Established in 1962, the Awards of Excellence program is an annual award presented to companies for demonstrating outstanding examples of the different uses of magnesium and presents a great opportunity for participants in the magnesium industry to showcase innovative products and manufacturing technologies. Honors annually bestowed by the IMA include five Awards of Excellence: Automotive Cast Products, Commercial Cast Products, Process, Wrought Products, and Environmental Responsibility.

Recipients of the 2020 IMA Awards of Excellence are:

Automotive Cast Product Design Category

Die Cast Magnesium Door Upper Beltline Reinforcement

  • General Motors
  • Meridian Lightweight Technologies

Commercial Cast Product Category

Mg. Piston for two- stroke engine produced by die casting

  • ANDREAS STIHL AG & Co. KG | STIHL Magnesium Druckguss

Process Category

Forge and Flow-Form Magnesium Road Wheel

  • General Motors
  • Xi'An University of Technology
  • Beijing Huabei Light Alloys Co. Ltd.
  • CITIC DiCastal Co. Ltd.
  • Ka Shui International Holdings Ltd.

Wrought Product Category

Development of implants made of magnesium alloy MAGNEZIX

  • Syntellix AG
  • MSE (Materials Science and Engineering Werkstoffzentrum Clausthal GmbH)

Environmental Responsibility

Mechanical Recycling of Magnesium Alloy Turnings

  • Almamet GmbH

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