• 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".
  • Microlens arrays. Image courtesy of Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology

    Glass microlenses project precision

    Materials World magazine
    A hot embossing technique that can fabricate double-sided arrays of glass microlenses with record levels of precision could provide an alternative to plastic lenses in projectors.
  • Construction Materials Group launching at Ecobuild

    The official launch of the IOM3 Construction Materials Group will take place at the Ecobuild Exhibition at London ExCel on 2 March
  • The ‘Debris’ series used in United Supermarkets, Texas. Image courtesy of Fireclay Tile

    From toilets to kitchen tiles

    Clay Technology magazine
    A Californian company that is salvaging waste sanitaryware and turning it into premium ceramics believes it is the first USA-based company to do so, exploiting a proprietory recycling process.
  • The patented M series mill from International Innovative Technology, Gateshead, UK

    Run of the dry mill

    Clay Technology magazine
    A compact solution for energy-efficient dry milling could turn industrial by-products that had previously been considered waste into commercial products, says a UK firm.