• 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.
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    Piping up about carbon

    Materials World magazine
    The technical details surrounding CO 2 pipelines that will push forward carbon capture and storage from coal-fired power plants were hot topics at an event on 28 October, in London, UK. Rachel Connolly reports
  • Guests travel from afar to attend awards dinner

    On 22 October new Fellows, special and publication award winners and their guests gathered for the Institute's Special and Publications Awards dinner.
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    The strain of weld induced residual stresses

    Materials World magazine
    UK researchers are exploring a new analytical framework for predicting and measuring weld induced residual stresses. This could have important implications for nuclear and aerospace applications by providing a more accurate, rapid and less costly approach to the problem using 3D eigenstrain solutions.
  • Charging up batteries with algae

    Materials World magazine
    A charge time and capacity record for organic and non–toxic batteries has been set by using algae, claim researchers from Uppsala University, Sweden. The work opens up possibilities for producing environmentally friendly, cost efficient, up-scalable and lightweight energy storage systems.