• Radiation as a cure for adhesives?

    Wood Focus magazine
    Radiation could be used to cure adhesives in the manufacture of wood composite panels in a way that could reduce energy consumption and offer an alternative to formaldehyde-emitting adhesives.
  • Making a non-corrosive connection system

    Wood Focus 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. It uses glass fibre reinforced polymer (GFRP) dowels and densified veneer wood (DVW) flitch plates.
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    Adding gusto - wind energy forum

    Materials World magazine
    Wind energy professionals had the chance to vent their varying views at a recent conference in London, UK.
  • Developments in pulse plating

    Maney Publishing
    A recent review by Larson and Farr indicates a high level of technological and innovative research activity in the pulse plating of metals, alloys and composites. Read this article to find out more about this special issue on pulse plating.
  • Adhesion Society: 2011 Annual Meeting, Conference and Short Course

    The Society for Adhesion & Adhesives
    The programme and Reg. Docs. for the next Adhesion Society meeting have now been published
  • Wine bottle corks (Image courtesy of Tecnalia)

    Composite stoppers for wine bottles

    Packaging Professional magazine
    Spanish research organisation Tecnalia is designing composite wine stoppers to combine the benefits of plastic and biomass elements including cork.
  • Materials Technology special issue on ‘Biomaterials and bio-medical engineering’

    Maney Publishing
    This special double issue of Materials Technology: Advanced Performance Materials is dedicated to the theme of structural and functional biomaterials and their diverse applications in a growing and emerging field. The issue consists of papers specially commissioned by the Editor, Professor R D K Misra, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA to review current research in this area. Members of the Institute enjoy free access to this issue and all of the Institute’s refereed journals.
  • December SAA Seminar on Surface Pretreatment

    The Society for Adhesion & Adhesives
    Please note the correction to one of the presenters.
  • Current Calls for Defence

    Defence, Safety and Security Committee
    The Centre for Defence Enterprise currently have a number of calls for funding proposals related to defence.
  • Electron radiation for natural fibre-reinforced composites

    Materials World magazine
    Researchers in Germany have shown that electron radiation can improve interfacial bonding in natural fibre-reinforced composites. The process may be faster, cheaper and more environmentally friendly than existing methods.