• A lighter touch for glass

    Materials World magazine
    Designers at the Saazs Institute, based in Paris, France, claim to have developed the first light-emitting glass, which can last for 20 years. The material could be used to create luxury lighting products for homes, hotels and retail outlets.
  • Inspecting textured tiles

    Clay Technology magazine
    Researchers at the University of the West of England, in Bristol, UK, have developed an online dynamic photometric stereo system for 3D inspection of fast moving, difficult to analyse surfaces, such as glazed or textured ceramic tiles.
  • Polymer waste for cement-free paving

    Clay Technology magazine
    PET waste from bottles, cartons and yoghurt pots has been redirected from landfill and transformed into cement-free concrete paving blocks thanks to a EUREKA funded project called Sandplast.
  • Final programme available for Materials Congress

    IOM3
    A full listing of presentations is now available for Materials Congress, which is being held from 13-15 May in Grantham, UK. The technical symposia and masterclasses incorporate an exciting array of speakers representing a vast array of sectors.
  • A novel ceramic tile cladding system

    Clay Technology magazine
    Ibstock Brick Ltd has developed a way to install and replace ceramic tiles at any point in a building's façade by clipping them onto steel connectors.
  • Unipor's Coriso bricks are filled with thermal insulating rock wool

    Rock wool for insulated bricks

    Clay Technology magazine
    German manufacturers have developed a brick filled with rock that has better thermal insulation properties than bricks filled with polystyrene or perlite.
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    Draft programmes available for Materials Congress

    IOM3
    Draft programmes for Materials Congress are now available online.
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    Building products suppliers aim to reduce construction waste

    Materials World magazine
    Minimising waste packaging on building sites is a top priority for the new Green Procurement Group. The consortium of 13 building materials suppliers and distributors aims to minimise the environmental impact of the supply chain. The companies want to reduce the level of packaging used for materials such as bricks, paint, aggregates and blocks by 20% in the next five years.
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    Materials Congress 2008 plenary speakers announced

    IOM3
    Plenary speakers have been confirmed for Materials Congress.
  • Building products suppliers aim to reduce construction waste

    Clay Technology magazine
    Minimising waste packaging on building sites is a top priority for the new Green Procurement Group. The consortium of 13 building materials suppliers and distributors aims to minimise the environmental impact of the supply chain. The companies want to reduce the level of packaging used for building materials such as bricks, paint, aggregates and blocks by 20% in the next five years.

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