• 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.
  • Afyon clay deposit, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey

    Making clay the Afyon way

    Clay Technology magazine
    A new deposit of clay from the Afyon province in Western Turkey could be the answer to the country’s growing tile industry.
  • Vitreous Enamellers join IOM3

    The Institute of Vitreous Enamellers has joined IOM3 as IVE: The Vitreous Enamellers' Society, a new group within the Institute's Surface Engineering Division.
  • broken pint glass

    Towards a tougher, safer pint glass

    Materials World magazine
    A group of policymakers, materials technologists, designers, drinking vessel manufacturers and trade groups met for a Materials KTN event on 17 November in London to plan towards setting a Standard for Safer Drinking Vessels.
  • National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff, with hostile vehicle mitigation measures and a blast resistant façade © National Assembly for Wales

    Designing for counter-terrorism

    Materials World magazine
    As counter-terrorism strategies remain high on national agendas, TPS Consult, headquartered in Croydon, UK, has assisted the Royal Institute of British Architecture to produce guidance on designing for counter-terrorism.