Magnesium Elektron wins IMA Excellence Award

20 August 2012


Madison, Illinois
August 20 2012

Magnesium Elektron, Manchester, England and Magnesium Elektron North America, Madison, Illinois were awarded first place in the Process Category of the 2012 Awards of Excellence and International Environmental Responsibility Award Competitions at the 69th Annual World Magnesium Conference of the International Magnesium Association (IMA).

The Awards of Excellence competition was open to all companies who could demonstrate outstanding examples of innovation in the development of magnesium. The award is made in three categories: Design, Process, and Application. The Process Category recognises innovation in manufacturing or processing technology leading to higher quality and reduced costs.

Magnesium Elektron was awarded first place in the Process Category for its development of direct chill casting technology for rolled aerospace and armour plate and sheet applications. Computer simulation was used to redesign the casting process equipment unique to magnesium alloys. The computer simulation significantly reduced the development time to produce cast slab.

The photograph shows Chris Barnes and Chris Dagger receiving the IMA Award.

Magnesium Elektron is part of the Elektron division of Luxfer Group.