• Recession or recovery?

    The road to recovery

    Materials World magazine
    The UK economy is said to have clawed its way out of its deepest recession since the 1930s, but are we out of the woods yet? Gary Price talks to representatives from various technical communities about the difficult financial year that has passed and what may lie ahead.
  • News on the Natural Materials Association

    The Institute recently launched a Natural Materials Association to expand its offering to members and to support the community with a multidisciplinary group.
  • Call for papers for Materials Congress

    Materials Congress 2010 – Materials for Extreme Environments and Times is inviting papers until 31 March. To be held from 20-23 September in Kuala Lumpur, the technical programme will explore materials and processes that can meet industry and society demand.
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    Sticking together – adhesives in industry

    Materials World magazine
    Adhesives and sealant manufacturers are overcoming the challenges posed by environmentally stringent legislation with new formulations and products. Rachel Connolly investigates
  • Consultation on sustainable business practice

    Cogent, the Sector Skills Council for the chemicals and pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, nuclear, petroleum and polymer industries, is running a consultation on national occupational standards for sustainable business practice.
  • Queen honours Institute member

    Dr Susan Ion FIMMM, Director of Technology and Operations for British Nuclear Fuels plc, received an OBE in the Queen's New Year Honours List for services to science and engineering.
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    Getting wise to plastics processing

    Materials World magazine
    An e-learning programme to help plastics processors manage and reduce their energy consumption is being explored by iSmithers, the information business within Smithers Rapra, based in Shropshire, UK.
  • Aircraft interiors could provide a market for recycled carbon fibre reinforced polymer composites.

    A lifeline for waste carbon fibres

    Materials World magazine
    Last month, Materials World magazine carried a feature on the mechanisms being explored for recycling carbon fibre reinforced polymer composites. Rupal Mehta takes the story further with a report on a conference on carbon fibre recycling and reuse.
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    Sustainability conference - have your say!

    The Sustainability Conference Committee invites you to get involved in the planning of the event!
  • Carbon capture and storage to be developed in Yorkshire

    A proposed power plant in Yorkshire is a step closer to being the UK’s first carbon capture and storage technology, having received €180m from the European Commission to develop the technology.