• Cleaning up mine water seepage

    A team from the Clean Environment Management Centre, University of Teesside, UK, has successfully extracted ochre - a red/yellow clay earth pigment - from a stream running through Skinningove, north of Whitby. The 'Red River' is the legacy of mine water seepage from disused ironstone mines. The filtered ochre could be suitable for cement manufacture, as recording material in CDs, and as a pigment in pottery and concrete products.
  • International Clay Technology Association launched

    The International Clay Technology Association (ICTa) celebrated its official launch on 3 February in Nottingham.
  • Materials KTN to give UK manufacturers a competitive edge

    The Materials Knowledge Transfer Network, a new partnership between businesses, universities, and research and technology organisations to boost UK manufacturing, was inaugerated by Science and Innovation Minister Lord Sainsbury, on 19 January.