• Draft Packaging Materials Roadmap Available

    The Packaging Society
    A draft roadmap for materials in packaging has been published by the Materials KTN in conjunction with the Packaging Society
  • Government and industry publish joint low carbon construction plan

    Business Minister Mark Prisk today (23 June 2011) outlined how Government and the construction industry will work together to decarbonise the built environment by 2050.
  • Kaolin mineral. Images of ‘Clay Gallery’ courtesy of the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain & Ireland and The Clay Minerals Society.

    At the surface of clay minerals

    Clay Technology magazine
    The physical and mechanical properties of clay minerals are often influenced by their specific surface area. Researchers claim to have found a simplified way of predicting this to determine their impact on fine-grained soil characteristics.
  • Skills for Sustainable Growth - Have your Say survey

    The Ceramics Society
    The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has devised an online survey to gather experiences of providing training for staff, and obtaining views on how Government, colleges and training providers can help businesses access the skills they need.
  • Clay – a radioactive waste solution?

    Clay Technology magazine
    Researchers at the Institute of Nuclear Chemistry at the University of Mainz, Germany, are trialling deposits of Opalinus clay found in Switzerland and the southern part of Germany to store radioactive plutonium and neptunium waste from nuclear power plants.
  • waste bricks on shelves

    Binding a future for waste bricks

    Clay Technology magazine
    A test manufacturing facility is producing ‘carbon-negative’ masonry bricks from recovered aggregates reinforced by an innovative binder. This could provide an alternative to clay.
  • Exhibition of construction products that help generate £50 billion for UK economy

    An exhibition highlighting the strength of the UK construction products industry is now on show at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) in London.
  • Optical result for laser technology

    Materials World magazine
    An optical fibre composed of a zinc selenide, rather than silica glass, core could facilitate more dynamic laser technology. It enables light to be transported over longer wavelengths.
  • How do you feel about the materials around you?

    BRE (The Building Research Establishment) is carrying out a research project looking at people's views of interior materials and the role they have in delivering well-being.
  • 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".