Material of the Month - Silver

The properties and uses of silver

UK plc around the world

Exciting projects in UKTI’s recent report, Delivering Global Mining Solutions
Grangemouth oil refinery

US shale: shaping chemicals and plastics

Increased ethane production from the US shale gas boom has is shaking up the global chemicals and plastics markets. Melanie Rutherford looks at the implications for bioplastics, and packaging and engineering applications

Bring in the cyber guards

What should mining companies be doing regarding cyber security in the face of unprecedented attention from hackers, Guy Richards finds out

The industrial biotechnology opportunity

Yvonne Armitage on the pros and cons of using biological resources for the production and processing of materials