Changing tyres – natural rubber

Dr Stuart Cook, Director of Research, at the Tun Abdul Razak Research Centre in Brickendonbury, UK, discusses how natural rubber can meet the demands of the modern tyre.

A lesson from nature - biomimetics

This article describes how mimicing the hydrophobicity found in nature may lead to practical applications.

A growing market - natural fibres for technical textiles

Technical textiles using natural fibres are becoming a more realistic option. John Williams, Principal Lecturer of the TEAM Research Group at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, explains

A year for fibres

2009 is the year of natural fibres. Brett Suddell, Senior Materials Scientist from environmental consultancy ADAS, based in Hereford, UK, reflects

Terry Pearson FIMMM (Obit)

Terry Pearson died at the age of 77, bringing his near 50 years’ association with the polymer industry to a close. He was best known for his involvement with gas moulding technology.