• Plastics, Rubber and Composites: Macromolecular Engineering publishes special issue on time dependent behaviour of rubber

    Maney Publishing
    The recently published 2009:8 issue of the journal Plastics, Rubber and Composites: Macromolecular Engineering ( PRC:ME ) focuses on the time dependent behaviour of rubber. Guest edited by Dr James Busfield and Dr Martin Burke, the issue presents a selection of papers based on presentations at the meeting on this topic organised by the Rubber in Engineering Group of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining in October 2008.
  • World Congress on Adhesion and Related Phenomena

    The Society for Adhesion & Adhesives
    The website for the fourth World Congress on Adhesion and Related Phenomena [WCARP-IV] is now fully operational and includes details on the Call for Papers and Conference registration.
  • Thermoset compounding made easy

    Materials World magazine
    A direct compounding process that makes the production of high volume and complex thermoset-based composite parts production easier may soon be available.
  • 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.