Comeback for cork

Materials scientists are returning to one of the oldest composites, this article considers European projects involving cork.

Sticking point – adhesive bonding for marine environments

A look at adhesive bonding in the maritime and offshore industry.

Recycling carbon fibre composites

Recycling carbon fibre composites is not straightforward, yet there are strong financial and energy incentives for saving the fibre from landfill. This article presents current mechanisms for retreval of the fibres.

Silent witness – forensic collision investigation

Optical microscopy is being used in determining the causes of road traffic collisions in the UK. Examination of automotive light filaments can provide information on visibility and signalling of intent.

To prosecute or not to prosecute?

Does prosecuting a company following an accident result in a better health and safety record?