• 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.
  • Access IMMAGE mineral reference database online

    The Institute’s IMMAGE database of references to international mineral publications will soon be available online.
  • 2008 Institute Awards and Prizes open for nominations

    The 2008 Institute Awards and Prizes are open for nominations.
  • Clay nanoparticles enhance latex emulsion paints

    Polymeric latex emulsion paints can be made more hardwearing and fire resistant by incorporating clay nanoparticles, according to research conducted at the University of Warwick, UK. These paints are applied as waterborne and automotive coatings, or as a binding material in cement, mortar, asphalt, carpet and paper.
  • Materials and Design Exchange at the London Design Festival

    The Materials and Design Exchange (MADE) will have a major presence at the 2007 London Design Festival.
  • Supraspheres

    Mouldable metals' created using nanocrystals

    A method of assembling metal nanoparticles into a clay-like structure that can be moulded and fired has been developed by researchers at Northwestern University, Chicago, USA. Paternal applications include flexible electronics.
  • Eco-clay walls

    Natural Building Technologies ThermoPlan deep wall cavity system has received an 'A' rating in The Green Guide to Housing Specification from the Building Research Establishment. The porous clay structure is thermally efficient, minimising cold bridging and damp/cold cavities.
  • Safety comes first at Baggeridge Brick

    Baggeridge Brick's Rudgwick site in West Sussex is the first UK brick factory to receive OHSAS 18001 certification. The standard rewards the development of an occupational health and safety management system. Baggeridge has been addressing health and safety work practices as part of the ‘Pledge' made by members of the British Ceramic Confederation in 2000. The aim is to reduce the number of working days lost due to work-related injury and ill health by 30% by 2010, as well as ensuring each staff member has received relevant training.
  • Materials engineers and polymer scientists sought for case studies

    Materials engineers and polymer scientists are invited to take part in case studies to be used in educational literature.
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    Materials Resource Centre opens

    MADE, the materials and design node of the Materials KTN, has opened a Materials Resource Centre in central London.

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