• Washing hands

    Soaking up savings - water efficiency

    Materials World magazine
    Water-efficient technology has vast potential and the associated tax relief can help manufacturers boost their bottom line. Water specialist Claire Sweeney, at UK sustainable business programme Envirowise, reports
  • Counting carbon

    Materials World magazine
    The UK Carbon Reduction Commitment kicks in from April 2010. Alessandra McConville, Environmental Programmes Leader at EEF, the manufacturer’s organisation, provides guidance on the process of compliance.
  • Aircraft interiors could provide a market for recycled carbon fibre reinforced polymer composites.

    A lifeline for waste carbon fibres

    Materials World magazine
    Last month, Materials World magazine carried a feature on the mechanisms being explored for recycling carbon fibre reinforced polymer composites. Rupal Mehta takes the story further with a report on a conference on carbon fibre recycling and reuse.
  • Sunflower Silhouette

    Sustainability conference - have your say!

    The Sustainability Conference Committee invites you to get involved in the planning of the event!
  • Launch of biocomposites working group

    IOM3 members are encouraged to join the NNFCC Thematic Working Group on Biocomposite Materials which will be officially launched on 15 December.
  • Report of ICCM-17 conference

    The British Composites Society
    A report of the ICCM-17 conference, held in Edinburgh from 27-31 July 2009.
  • Healed sandwich composite panel

    At the core of sandwich composites

    Materials World magazine
    A novel interlayer between the skin and foam core in sandwich structures could provide composite components with an inherent self-healing mechanism. This reinstates the backface support to prevent buckling during compression.
  • Materials experts sought for Fuel Cells Challenge

    The Carbon Trust is searching for UK innovators to help develop the next generation of fuel cells. People with expertise in polymers, catalysts, metals and other materials that could provide alternatives to current fuel cell components are invited to take part in the Fuel Cells Challenge.
  • Kerry Kirwan and WorldFirst Racing Car

    Public Lecture on the World's First Environmentally Friendly Racing Car

    Dr Kerry Kirwan of the University of Warwick is to give a public lecture at IOM3 in London on 15 December about the first Formula 3 racing car designed and made from sustainable and renewable materials.
  • Natural Fibres '09 Programme Announced

    The programme for the three day International conference Natural Fibres '09, taking place on 14-16 December 2009 has been released. The programme includes over 60 oral presentations and 20 poster presentations.