• Brunel University student wins Design Innovation in Plastics (DIP) competition

    A Student from Brunel University has scooped top prize in the annual DIP competition with a cleverly designed shelf, which can fit on a balcony railing and accommodate anything from a plant to a bottle of wine.
  • 2018 IOM3 Premier Awards dinner

    The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) presented the 2018 Premier Awards to winners at a black tie event in London on 3 July. The prestigious IOM3 awards, medals and prizes that were given out on the evening acknowledged individuals and Local Societies for their achievements, published work and contributions to the profession.
  • Contamination lead

    Research has shown that black plastic components made from recycled electrical equipment introduce lead into food-contact items.
  • Lower price for 3D-printed prosthetics

    3D printing is being used to lower the cost of pricey robotic prosthetics. Kathryn Allen reports.
  • Materials solutions to global problems

    Combining the 20 th Kelly Lecture and the Gordon Seminars, the Armourers and Brasiers’ Cambridge Forum covered a range of materials science topics, including batteries, multifunctional nanomaterials, and spectral conversion materials. Kathryn Allen reports.
  • Recycling Black Plastic into new Food Grade Packaging

    Viridor has teamed with Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and food packaging manufacturer Faerch Plast to put recycled black plastic into new food grade packaging.
  • Cartonboard and cellulose film – new technologies for packaging

    On 30 May, the Packaging Society hosted a mini conference at IOM3 Headquarters on natural packaging solutions. Cartonboard and cellulose film – new technologies for packaging brought together designers and industry experts from across the UK to discuss emerging market trends and cutting-edge material technologies in the sector.
  • Materials Protecting People

    Materials Protecting People is the third seminar in the hugely popular series of events. Organised by IOM3 Communications Ltd on behalf of the Industry and Technology Policy Board (ITPB) of the Institute, the next seminar in the series will take place on Thursday 29 November 2018.
  • Plastics: A Vision for a Circular Economy

    A British Plastics Federation vision improving the environment for the next generation
  • Encouraging plastic recycling

    Greater incentive is needed to realise the potential of plastics recycling, as Ellis Davies reports.