• Support for members

    IOM3
    The Institute is aware that the foreseeable future will be difficult for a number of its members and is here to help those who find themselves in this unfortunate situation. The Institute has a career break rate for its membership fees of £41, while individuals who have been in continuous membership for two years or more may seek support from the Members' Benevolent Trust to pay their membership fees. This is a benefit of your membership, which over the years you have contributed too through your paid membership fees.
  • The impact of COVID-19 on materials, minerals and mining communities

    IOM3
    The escalation of COVID-19 during 2020 has posed great challenges for individuals as well as organisations and has also led, in some cases, to new opportunities to rethink the way of working. This report considers the impact of the pandemic on several industries and examines what may lie ahead.
  • IOM3 digital transformation and rebranding update

    IOM3
    The first phase of the IOM3 digital transformation project was launched at the end of January, consisting of a fully functioning membership management system and new Member Portal that allows members to update their details, select their technical and communications preferences, pay subscription fees, download invoices for past payments and access all our online Member Benefits, as well as providing online joining for new members
  • Kirigami-inspired shoe coating for better surface grip

    Materials World magazine
    Inspired by the Japanese papercutting technique, Kirigami, researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, have created a coating for shoe soles to improve grip on potentially dangerous surfaces such as icy roads.
  • Improving corrosion resistance low carbon steel with super duplex stainless

    IOM3 Content Cafe
    Researchers from Oregon State University, USA, have studied improve the corrosion resistance of low carbon steel following cladding with super duplex stainless steel .
  • Refinishing resilient floor surfaces can offer up to 92 percent reduction in carbon footprint versus replacing according to the recently published report from IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute. Credit: Bona

    Refinishing hard floors contributes to circular economy

    IOM3 Content Cafe
    Refinishing hardwood and resilient flooring surfaces offers more than 75% reduced carbon footprint compared to floor replacement.
  • IOM3 on inclusivity

    IOM3
    The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) prides itself on valuing inclusivity and stands in solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement in the fight against racism, especially in the light of the shocking events in the USA and subsequent protests.
  • Patent of the month – Intellectual property for R&D

    Materials World magazine
    Rayyan Mughal, of Marks & Clerk Law LLP, looks at what you need to consider when working in international R&D teams, collaborations and university spin-out companies.
  • Elevator doors could make use of the coating. Image courtesy AkzoNobel

    Powder coating puts emphasis on hygiene

    IOM3 Content Cafe
    Increased demand for products that can improve hygiene has prompted AkzoNobel to accelerate the addition of antimicrobial properties to its Interpon D1000 and 2000 range of architectural powder coatings.
  • Clay coating enhances antifouling in membranes

    Clay Technology magazine
    A 2D clay material could solve the biggest headache in membrane technology – fouling. Idha Valeur discovers how it works.

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