• Economic digest

    Clay Technology magazine
    The number of construction projects has declined in the UK due to bad weather and a woefully unprepared industry. At the same time, more bricks have been manufactured, marking the anticipated start of a busy house building period. Ines Nastali reports.
  • Announcement of the IOM3 Awards 2018

    IOM3
    Congratulations to the winners of the IOM3 Awards 2018.
  • Patent of the month: Golf balls that age better

    Materials World magazine
    A new golf ball that is more resilient to wear and tear is this month’s patent of the month. Dr Jennifer Unsworth, Patent Attorney at intellectual property law firm Withers and Rogers, reports.
  • Moss on the roof

    Materials World magazine
    A holiday home in Norway clad in different materials combines functionality with the comfort of an evening in front of the fire. Ines Nastali reports.
  • Women into Fellowship - Q&A

    IOM3
    As part of its ongoing Membership Growth Initiative, the Institute is pleased to announce the launch of its latest project – Women into Fellowship. Through this initiative IOM3 will be encouraging appropriately experienced women members and other women within the Materials Cycle communities to apply for the IOM3 Fellowship grade. To understand more about this project, we caught up with Ian Bowbrick, the Institute’s Director of Professional Development and Membership.
  • Calling time at IOM3

    IOM3
    Dr Bernie Rickinson, IOM3 Chief Executive, has confirmed to Trustees and the principal boards of the Institute his intent to retire from the Institute at the end of 2018.
  • Cut through the layers

    Materials World magazine
    Two things have become clear in the current debate around plastic packaging – consumers need to value the material more and producers need to be incentivised to use a higher amount of recycled content
  • Use your helmet

    Materials World magazine
    This month, Dr Jennifer Unsworth, Patent Attorney at intellectual property law firm Withers and Rogers, looks at how a graphene-reinforced helmet saved a competitive cyclist’s life.
  • A composite made in heaven

    Materials World magazine
    Composite materials have been around for centuries, and yet materials scientists remain focused on how different combinations might bring compounded benefits in modern day applications. Dr Jennifer Unsworth and David Stanier of intellectual property firm, Withers & Rogers, report
  • Changing the rules

    Materials World magazine
    Following accusations of cheating aimed at Team GB at the 2018 Winter Olympics, Ellis Davies examines the rulebook and the impact of materials on sport.

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