TPS March newsletter now available

The Packaging Society has published the March edition of its newsletter - this is a special Event Edition reporting on the recent Starpack Awards Dinner and the Packaging Innovations Easyfairs...

MRE 2018

IOM3 will have a stand at the 2018 Materials Research Exchange (MRE) event held at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London, on 12–13 March. Come and see us on stand 14.

Sustainable glue and resins

Lignin could be used in many applications in which fossil-based material are currently used. Ellis Davies reports.

Balsa wood transformed to wood carbon sponge

The balance between softness and sturdiness made balsa wood’s natural structure the choice to transform into a sponge capable of enduring extreme mechanical conditions.

The brick detector

Researchers have found a way to determine whether clay bricks have ever been near a radiological source, and identify the specific type of source, such as high enriched uranium or plutonium.