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    Economic update

    Clay Technology magazine
    A look at the latest reports on the UK economy.
  • Government and industry publish joint low carbon construction plan

    IOM3
    Business Minister Mark Prisk today (23 June 2011) outlined how Government and the construction industry will work together to decarbonise the built environment by 2050.
  • Kaolin mineral. Images of ‘Clay Gallery’ courtesy of the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain & Ireland and The Clay Minerals Society.

    At the surface of clay minerals

    Clay Technology magazine
    The physical and mechanical properties of clay minerals are often influenced by their specific surface area. Researchers claim to have found a simplified way of predicting this to determine their impact on fine-grained soil characteristics.
  • News in brief - carbon cutting, new CIOB competition

    Clay Technology magazine
    Clay construction products added to EC list of at-risk sectors; Cut the Carbon Partnership launches free email alert service for SMEs; Chartered Institute of Building inviting entries for International Innovation and Research Awards.
  • waste bricks on shelves

    Binding a future for waste bricks

    Materials World magazine
    A test manufacturing facility is producing ‘carbon-negative’ masonry bricks from recovered aggregates, reinforced by an innovative binder. This could provide an alternative to clay fired bricks.
  • Skills for Sustainable Growth - Have your Say survey

    The Ceramics Society
    The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has devised an online survey to gather experiences of providing training for staff, and obtaining views on how Government, colleges and training providers can help businesses access the skills they need.
  • Two diffusion cells with built-in clay cylinders and vials with pore water containing neptunium and plutonium and a peristaltic pump. Image courtesy of the Institute of Nuclear Chemistry at the University of Mainz, Germany

    Clay – a radioactive waste solution?

    Materials World magazine
    Researchers are trialling deposits of Opalinus clay found in Switzerland and the southern part of Germany, to store radioactive plutonium and neptunium.
  • Clay – a radioactive waste solution?

    Clay Technology magazine
    Researchers at the Institute of Nuclear Chemistry at the University of Mainz, Germany, are trialling deposits of Opalinus clay found in Switzerland and the southern part of Germany to store radioactive plutonium and neptunium waste from nuclear power plants.
  • waste bricks on shelves

    Binding a future for waste bricks

    Clay Technology magazine
    A test manufacturing facility is producing ‘carbon-negative’ masonry bricks from recovered aggregates reinforced by an innovative binder. This could provide an alternative to clay.
  • Exhibition of construction products that help generate £50 billion for UK economy

    IOM3
    An exhibition highlighting the strength of the UK construction products industry is now on show at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) in London.

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