73rd World Magnesium Conference Technical Sessions
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Technical Sessions

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Session 1: Magnesium Industry & Markets

Global Primary Magnesium Supply and Demand Balance 2015
Alan Clark, CM Group

Magnesium in Aluminum's Shadow: Sunshine or Storms Ahead?
Karen McBeth, Platts, McGraw Hill Financial

Current Status of R&D Activities and Magnesium Industry in Korea
Min Cheol Kang, Korea Magnesium Technology Research Association

IMA European Committee Activities & European Issues
Chris Dagger, Magnesium Elektron
Session 2: Magnesium Industry & Markets (cont'd)

Development Status and Prospect of China’s Magnesium Industry & Market
Dong Chunming, Sunlight Metal Consulting (Beijing) Co., Ltd

Japan Magnesium Market Outlook
Daisuke Konishi, AMJ Corp

Overview of the 13th Five Year Plan for China's Magnesium Industry
Xu Jinxiang, China Magnesium Association


Session 3: Automotive Applications

Application of Magnesium to the motercycle structure parts
Takaharu Suzuki, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.


Design and Optimization of Magnesium Cross-Car Beam for a new C-Segment SUV
Herbert Fackler, Meridian Lightweight Technologies Inc.

Next Generation Magnesium Liftgate – Utilizing Advanced Technologies to Maximum mass reduction in high volume vehicle application
Jonathan Weiler, Meridian Lightweight Technologies Inc.
Session 4: Automotive Applications

Requirements on aluminum for qualification as material for automotive components
Werner Frager, AMAG - Austria Metall GmbH


Automotive Lightweighting - The Role of Magnesium in Competition with Other Materials
Alan A. Luo, The Ohio State University

Fatigue testing and Life Prediction of AM60 Front Shock Tower Structures
Hong-Tae Kang, The University of Michigan-Dearborn
Session 5: Recycling -Desulfurization and Primary
Primary and Secondary Magnesium in Hot Metal Desulfurization
Alexander Rhomberg, Almamet Group

Development of the Chinese Iron and Steel Industry during the last 20 years with special attention on the use of Magnesium for Hot Metal Desulfurization
Mr. Wenyong Deng, Almamet Beijing Office

Pidgeon or Eletrolytic - the Choice for modern China
Phil Baker, Hatch Associates

Turkey's Unique Primary Magnesium Production Plant
Ilhan Göknel, Eczacibasi Esan
Session 6: Primary Processes

Prospect of Qinghai Salt Lake Magnesium and its influence on the global magnesium industry
Guoli Yu, Qinghai Salt Lake Magnesium


The Production Economics of Carbothermic Magnesium
Jens S. Frederiksen, Boulle Carbothermic Metals Ltd.

Next generation of sustainable Mg primary production
Martin Tauber, FAURIS Management
Session 7: Magnesium Sheet Applications & Processes

New generation of hybrid magnesium printing plates
Frank Sarnes, sit sintertechnik GmbH


FATA Hunter Process Technology, Market Drivers and Target Customers for Magnesium Alloy Sheet
Chris Romanowski, FATA Hunter

Growing expectation for magnesium batteries in Japan
Kazumasa Yamazaki, Japan Magnesium Association / Nippon Kinzoku Co., Ltd.
Session 8: Energy Storage & Corrosion Protection

Mg-based compounds for energy conversion as key materials for innovative and efficient sustainable energy systems
Dr. Daniel Fruchart, CNRS. Institut NEEL


New Process Technique in Magnesium Die Casting with Better Eco-Balance
Dr.-Ing. Norbert Erhard, Oskar Frech GmbH + Co. KG

Active protective coatings for Mg alloys
M.L. Zheludkevich, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht
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