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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.

On 23 June 2018 (Saturday), a technical visit to Hong Kong - the Construction Innovation and Technology Application Centre ("CITAC") by the IOM3 Hong Kong Branch was held. Total of 21 participants joined the visit. 


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

On 9 May an independent panel of packaging experts came together at IOM3 headquarters in London to judge packs created by young designers and children for the Starpack Student and Schools Awards. Over 200 entries were marked against their consideration for design elements including, innovation, technical quality, sustainability and performance.

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.


Upcoming events

29 Sep 2018
Younger Members' Committee Matopoly: Liverpool
Port Elizabeth
11 Oct 2018
The 2018 Young Persons' World Lecture Competition returns to South Africa
17 Oct 2018
Professor C.W.M. Bastiaansen, Professor of Materials, School of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary University of London
27 Nov 2018
Industry leads, tier suppliers and end users operating in this domain, and embracing Industry 4.0 in their respective territories will deliver presentations covering metallic, polymeric and refractory materials
29 Nov 2018
In recognition of the need for society to respond to the modern-day challenges such as terrorism, natural disasters, climate change and an ageing population, the MPS series aims to emphasise the important role of materials in developing solutions to the many challenges that arise.