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    Materials Congress 2008 plenary speakers announced

    Plenary speakers have been confirmed for Materials Congress.
  • Building products suppliers aim to reduce construction waste

    Minimising waste packaging on building sites is a top priority for the new Green Procurement Group. The consortium of 13 building materials suppliers and distributors aims to minimise the environmental impact of the supply chain. The companies want to reduce the level of packaging used for building materials such as bricks, paint, aggregates and blocks by 20% in the next five years.
  • Energy efficient curing for concrete masonry and clay aggregates blocks

    A UK manufacturer of concrete masonry and clay lightweight aggregate blocks has achieved a 44.5% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions through the use of more energy efficient curing chambers and alternative aggregates.
  • Concrete Society annual symposium 2008

    The 36th Annual Institute of Concrete Technology event, Research and Development in ConcreteTechnology - an International Update, will be held 31 March - 1 April 2008 at Chesford Grange Hotel, Warwickshire.
  • Introducing the Concrete Canvas

    Industrial designers and business partners Peter Brewin and William Crawford discuss their journey to produce concrete shelters for disaster zones.
  • Dr Nicholas Dunne, Dr Susan Clarke and Dr Fraser Buchanan of Queen's University Belfast, UK

    Novel bone cements for joint repair

    Biological cements that mimic the properties of bone are being developed and tested by researchers to repair fractures in spinal injuries.
  • Materials solutions for climate troubles

    The Energy Materials Working Group of Materials UK has launched its Strategic Research Agenda for the energy sector over the next five, 10 and 20 years.
  • Young Persons’ Lecture Competition 2008

    Heats of the 2008 Young Persons’ Lecture Competition have started.
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    New division for Australia's materials industry

    Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has launched a Materials Science and Engineering (CMSE) division to help the country’s manufacturing industry become globally competitive. The division combines most of CSIRO materials chemistry, materials physics and materials engineering research into one body.
  • Minerals industry tunnel

    Minerals Handling and Processing Seminar

    The Efficient Minerals Handling and Processing seminar, held on 27 September 2007 at the Institute of Mechanical Engineering, London UK, focused on the requirements of the UK minerals industry. Increasing plant efficiency was the main theme of the day. Presenters demonstrated how to improve conveyor systems, control fugitive dust, maintain plant operation and run a mining facility online.

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