• Exhibition of construction products that help generate £50 billion for UK economy

    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?

    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

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

    Wool of promise for composite bricks

    Clay Technology magazine
    Researchers from the universities of Strathclyde and Seville are hoping an unfired composite brick made from alginate, clay soil and Scottish-sourced wool will catch on, with the revived interest in natural and locally-sourced building materials.
  • The ‘Debris’ series used in United Supermarkets, Texas. Image courtesy of Fireclay Tile

    From toilets to kitchen tiles

    Clay Technology magazine
    A Californian company that is salvaging waste sanitaryware and turning it into premium ceramics believes it is the first USA-based company to do so, exploiting a proprietory recycling process.
  • The patented M series mill from International Innovative Technology, Gateshead, UK

    Run of the dry mill

    Clay Technology magazine
    A compact solution for energy-efficient dry milling could turn industrial by-products that had previously been considered waste into commercial products, says a UK firm.
  • AeroClay

    Clay packs in protein

    Clay Technology magazine
    A lightweight, biodegradable, aerogel made from clay and milk protein could provide a feasible alternative to plastic packaging foam, claim USA scientists.
  • Afyon clay deposit, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey

    Making clay the Afyon way

    Clay Technology magazine
    A new deposit of clay from the Afyon province in Western Turkey could be the answer to the country’s growing tile industry.