• 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.
  • How do you feel about the materials around you?

    IOM3
    BRE (The Building Research Establishment) is carrying out a research project looking at people's views of interior materials and the role they have in delivering well-being.
  • Clear nanocomposite barrier films for brand impact

    Packaging Professional magazine
    A transparent nanocomposite film, composed of clay and polyethylenimine (PEI), has been produced as a potential alternative gas barrier to metal foil for food packaging. The film's main appeal is its optical transparency of 86%, which make it ideal for branding purposes.
  • Photographic competition announced

    Defence, Safety and Security Committee
    The Defence, Safety and Security Committee (DSSC) are pleased to announce the launch of a photographic competition with the theme "Materials for Defence, Safety or Security".
  • Construction Materials Group launching at Ecobuild

    IOM3
    The official launch of the IOM3 Construction Materials Group will take place at the Ecobuild Exhibition at London ExCel on 2 March

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