• Microstructure of the cathode ray tube glass ceramic tile

    Tiles from waste glass

    Clay Technology magazine
    Researchers in Italy have developed ceramic tiles that use difficult to recycle waste glass in place of feldspar minerals. This creates a product that can be fired at lower temperatures while providing an environmentally friendly way to dispose of the glass.
  • A cracked section of the fibre-reinforced concrete

    Bomb-proof concrete

    Clay Technology magazine
    A high performance concrete designed to reduce the impact of bomb blasts is being investigated by engineers at the University of Liverpool, UK. The material is reinforced with steel fibres and has already been employed in slender footbridges and government buildings in Australia.
  • Inquiry into zero carbon homes

    Members are invited to contribute to a submission to Government on the Definition of Zero Carbon Homes and Non-Domestic Buildings.
  • Petition the Prime Minister to Get Britain Building

    International Clay Technology Association
    Martin Clarke of British Precast Concrete Federation has submitted a petition to the Prime Minister on the No. 10 Downing Street Website to Get Britain Building.
  • Brick containing 97% glass

    Increasing the glass content in bricks

    Materials World magazine
    A brick containing 97% recycled glass has improved energy efficiency compared to clay bricks, claims UK firm Geofusion, based in Worcester. The geobrick is produced from a combination of container glass and cathode ray tube panel glass.
  • Smashed glass

    Glass reuse falls in the UK

    Packaging Professional magazine
    While glass recycling rates have risen over the last decade in the UK, the amount of recycled content in glass containers has fallen, according to a report released by WRAP. This is due to a shortage of high-quality cullet caused by the co-mingling of recovered glass during collection and processing by UK municipal councils.
  • Concrete carbonation

    Materials World magazine
    Canadian company Carbon Sense Solutions Inc claims its technique to accelerate concrete curing will not only reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but will replace conventional energy-intensive steam and heat accelerated curing techniques.
  • 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.