• 11th Triennial International Conference on the Science and Technology of Adhesion and Adhesives

    The Society for Adhesion & Adhesives
    Short Abstract submission date changed to the end of December
  • Thermoplastics meet car parts

    Materials World magazine
    A new technique could be used to mass produce lighter thermoplastic fibre composite car parts that are cheaper, safer and recyclable. At the moment, many car makers use a thermoset matrix for such composite materials, but the approach is said to face a number of drawbacks
  • Moulded foam packaging made from mushroom composite

    Mushroom composite foam

    Materials World magazine
    A biodegradable material made from mushroom roots and seed husks could replace plastic foam for packaging applications.
  • Nominations open for IOM3 Medals and Prizes

    IOM3
    The 2011 Medals and Prizes from IOM3 are open for nominations.
  • Composites Conference call for abstracts deadline approaching

    The British Composites Society
    Offers of papers for the British Composites Society's international conference on Manufacturing of Advanced Composites will be considered up until 30 November 2010.
  • Costantino Creton wins the Wake Medal

    The Society for Adhesion & Adhesives
    Professor Constantino Creton, Directeur de Recherche at the CNRS, (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) is to be the next recipient of the Society for Adhesion & Adhesives' Wake Memorial Medal.
  • Moulded foam packaging made from mushroom composite

    Mushroom composite foam

    Packaging Professional magazine
    A biodegradable material made from mushroom roots and seed husks could replace plastic foam, say its developers. The material has already been used for ready-to-assemble office furniture packaging and audio products.
  • Stick together – protein-based adhesives

    Materials World magazine
    Proteins extracted from oilseed rape (canola), soy or castor meals using a new technique are yielding formaldehyde-free structural adhesives suitable for use in wood composites, say scientists at Advanced Biopolymer Technologies, in Mantua, USA.
  • A Volvo hybrid concept car that could benefit from the battery (Image courtesy Volvo Cars)

    Batteries pack in lighter composites

    Materials World magazine
    Structural batteries made from fibrous composites show promise as a dual-function lightweight component for vehicles, says a Swedish research group.
  • Stick together – protein-based adhesives

    Wood Focus magazine
    Proteins extracted from oilseed rape (canola), soy or castor meals using a new technique are yielding formaldehyde-free structural adhesives suitable for use in wood composites, say scientists at Advanced Biopolymer Technologies, in Mantua, USA.

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