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The global network for the materials cycle, promoting sustainability and greater circularity in the extraction, processing and use of natural resources.


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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. Learn more about IOM3 membership and how we can support you.

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Upcoming events

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Elastomers in Sustainable Fashion

Focussing on the use of elastomers and elastomeric-like materials in sustainable fashion

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Materials Challenges for Neuromorphic Computing

This webinar will cover the materials science and engineering challenges of materials and devices for neuromorphic computing.

PVC 2024

Returning to an in-person event in 2024, the world's leading forum on PVC will provide a roadmap to a sustainable future.



Upcoming courses

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Polymers in Packaging 2023

Online short course focussing on the use of polymers in the packaging industry


EQIPT Benchmarking 2023

For packaging materials auditors that have experience of the industry but not a recognised packaging qualification

Distance Learning

PIABC Level 3 Certificate in Packaging online 2023

A distance learning course for those starting out on an exciting career in packaging.



IOM3 Sustainable Future Awards 2023

The IOM3 Sustainable Future Awards recognised cutting edge technologies contributing to sustainability and the circular economy.

Winners announced


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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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