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Welcome to the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining

The global network for the materials cycle, promoting sustainability in the extraction, processing and use of materials across all sectors

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Our areas of expertise cover a broad spectrum of materials and sectors, with each offering associated community group networking opportunities, events and other relevant technical resources.

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Our networks include technical community groups, local societies in the UK and overseas, and member networks supporting specific membership groups

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Supporting you to be a hero of a resource efficient society

IOM3 member benefits include access to knowledge and information, career support, professional qualifications, training events, grants, achievement awards, access to networking groups and a free member magazine. Find out about membership and how we can support you.

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Stimulating national uptake of open research

Sustainable Future

As part of its commitment to helping build momentum for COP 26, throughout 2021 IOM3 is organising a series of virtual events, podcasts and editorial content on the theme of ‘Sustainable Future’. COP 26 is the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference scheduled to be held in Glasgow, Scotland, in November 2021. Keep an eye out for our Sustainable Future tag.


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Upcoming events

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  • Course
  • 6 September–10 November 2021

PIABC Level 2 Award in Clay Technology - Southern Session

A perfect introduction to the Heavy Clay Industry for those with little or no practical experience


  • Course
  • 17 September–15 October 2021

PIABC Level 5 Certificate in Packaging Materials

An in-depth exploration of the materials used in packaging applications


  • Course
  • 17 September–15 November 2021

PIABC Level 5 Certificate in Packaging Materials and Components

An in-depth exploration of the materials and components used in packaging