• Clear nanocomposite barrier films for brand impact

    Packaging Professional magazine
    A transparent nanocomposite film, composed of clay and polyethylenimine (PEI), has been produced as a potential alternative gas barrier to metal foil for food packaging. The film's main appeal is its optical transparency of 86%, which make it ideal for branding purposes.
  • Adhesives in Extreme Environments

    The Society for Adhesion & Adhesives
    Please note that there is a replacement presentation in the Spring Seminar on 7 April 2011.
  • Ton Peijs

    Swinburne Lecture at ICMAC

    The Polymer Society
    Winner of the 2010 Swinburne Award, Prof Ton Peijs, will deliver the Swinburne lecture at ICMAC in Belfast on 24 March 2011
  • Photographic competition announced

    Defence, Safety and Security Committee
    The Defence, Safety and Security Committee (DSSC) are pleased to announce the launch of a photographic competition with the theme "Materials for Defence, Safety or Security".
  • Open-hole S2-glass composite material (left) with TSA image (right) showing stress field and finite element verification

    Cracking joint analysis in composites

    Materials World magazine
    Engineers at Georgia Institute of Technology are unveiling what they believe is a faster, non-destructive, method of testing fatigue damage in situ in single lap composite joints.
  • Construction Materials Group launching at Ecobuild

    The official launch of the IOM3 Construction Materials Group will take place at the Ecobuild Exhibition at London ExCel on 2 March
  • The Adhesion Society Inc. 35th Annual Meeting

    The Society for Adhesion & Adhesives
    The Adhesion Society's 2012 Annual Meeting, Short Course and Conference
  • Materials Science & Engineering Spotlight: February

    Maney Publishing
    Maney Publishing is the official publisher for the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3). Members of the Institute enjoy free access to the Institute’s refereed journals. View this article to find out more about Maney’s journals in the Materials Science & Engineering collection and how to access content.
  • Making composite brick

    Wool of promise for composite bricks

    Clay Technology magazine
    Researchers from the universities of Strathclyde and Seville are hoping an unfired composite brick made from alginate, clay soil and Scottish-sourced wool will catch on, with the revived interest in natural and locally-sourced building materials.
  • Making a non-corrosive connection

    Materials World magazine
    A non-metallic, non-glue, connection system for timber structures could find use in corrosive environments, such as swimming pools and grit salt storage facilities, as well as the renovation or restoration of historic frames.