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35th IMnI Annual Conference - Dubai 2009

Sunday, June 7th - Tuesday June 9th, 2009


The presentations given at the conference are now available, click here


Industry Suppliers & Partners Exhibiting at the Conference:

1 - Hatch Ltd.

2 - Promtechnologii

3 - Simpac

Click here to go to Industry Supplier & Partners Page...


MHRP Showcase Conference

Wed., June 24th - Thurs., June 25th, 2009

The Manganese Health Research Program and the International Manganese Institute will be hosting a Showcase conference on 24-25 June 2009, at The Lansdowne Resort, just outside of Washington DC.

The two day conference will have presentations from the MHRP researchers and will conclude with a professional panel discussion and review. The event will be widely attended by researchers, elected government officials, academia, students, and other interested parties, all coming to hear the findings of the Program.

Registration and hotel information will be posted on IMnI and MHRP websites shortly.

For program and registration, click here.


IMnI's Annual Review 2008

Our Annual Review 2008 is now available. It recaps both the year in the Mn industry as well as the year at the IMnI. The year was marked with activity, new developments and many unexpected changes as you will see.

To access the AR 2008, please click on image >>

IMnI Special Report: China, a net importer of Mn Alloys?... (updated 4-28-09)

In light of recent discussion on whether China has now, or will soon become, a net importer of Mn alloys, the IMnI decided to look at the issue more closely (includes March '09).


New EU Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation entered into force

On the 20th January 2009 a new EU Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation entered in to force. As with the old legislation, the new CLP Regulation is intended to be primarily a self-classification system for enterprises. The deadline for substance reclassification is 30 November 2010 and for mixtures 31 May 2015. The old Directives on Classification, Labelling and Packaging, i.e. Council Directive 67/548/EEC and Directive 1999/45/EC, will be repealed on 1 June 2015.

For more information click here...


IMnI 6th Annual EPD China Conference & Forum

Sunday, March 29th, 2009 Guangzhou, China


The Electrolytic Products Division (EPD) hosted its 6th EPD China Conference in Guangzhou on March 29th. The one day conference saw the collaboration of the IMnI and 4 major partners from China, including Huacheng Metals Exchange (HME), the National Friendship Association of Electrolytic Manganese Metal, the National Manganese Industry Technology Committee and the newly created National Friendship Association of Electrolytic Manganese Dioxide. The Event didn't upset expectations, with an estimated 140 delegates in attendance and outstanding papers from expert speakers. It truly was the major international event for Electrolytic Manganese Products in 2009.

The presentations given at the conference are now available, click here


The International Manganese Institute (IMnI) is at an exciting and critical stage in developing a sustainability programme. Contracted to Hatch, the Toronto consulting firm, the programme will be instituted in a timely manner in order to fit within the IMnI 5 year plan with the active participation of IMnI members. IMnI strongly believes that a shared understanding of sustainability will be achieved and responsible business practices will be ensured through implementation of the sustainability programme.

Hatch has conducted a desktop review of the landscape of sustainability relevant to our industry. The review consisted of two parallel efforts, one was to benchmark IMnI against other metals industry associations, and the second was a high level regulatory review.

Click here for more details...


EMD Trade Report - July 2009 now available (7-17-09)...Click here.

China Declared EMM Exports - July 2009 now available (7-17-09)...Click here.

Displays China EMM exports by sub-codes 81110010 and 81110090

IMnI 2008 Annual Report now available (6-29-09)...Click here

File available in both Excel and PDF versions

Ore, Alloy & EMM Trade Report - June 2009 now available (6-15-09)...Click here.

Note:   Malaysia declared data are erroneous. It is advisable to de-select the country to exclude its data from the totals. Our Trade source is aware of the issue and we are waiting for it to be resolved by Malaysian Customs.

Q1 2009 Mkt Research Report now available (6-12-09)...Click here.



IMNI Annual Review 2007

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