• First MADE event

    Hosted by InnovationRCA and IOM3, the second Materialise Forum on 26 September 2006 marks the start of MADE, the newly established design node of the Materials KTN.
  • DTI supports materials community

    Margaret Hodge, Minister for Industry and Regions at the DTI, has pledged full Government support for the continuing work of Materials UK.
  • Polypropylene fibres reinforce soil at green verges or overflow car parks

    Materials World magazine
    The UK's Transport Research Laboratory is studying the use of polypropylene fibres to reinforce soil manufactured from secondary aggregates in the form of sandstone quarry surplus, together with green waste compost, as a sustainable alternative to concrete and bitumen for green verges or overflow car parks. Concrete and bitumen rely on primary aggregates, are resource intensive and aesthetically displeasing for areas that experience only occasional traffic.
  • International Clay Technology Association launched

    The International Clay Technology Association (ICTa) celebrated its official launch on 3 February in Nottingham.
  • Materials KTN to give UK manufacturers a competitive edge

    The Materials Knowledge Transfer Network, a new partnership between businesses, universities, and research and technology organisations to boost UK manufacturing, was inaugerated by Science and Innovation Minister Lord Sainsbury, on 19 January.