• Grinding cement

    Grinding ultra-fine cement at industrial level

    Materials World magazine
    A cementitious minerals processing technology could provide an alternative to ball mills for producing ultra-fine-particles for industrial applications, such as grouts for oil and gas exploration and high performance building products. The technology is also said to be suitable for industries handling pumice, calcium carbonate, talc, nepheline syenite, clays, ceramics, zeolites and graphite.
  • Journal of the month.....was a success!

    Maney Publishing
    Each month we feature a key journal, lifting restrictions on content to make it freely available to all, and providing additional insights into the team behind the journal, its history, and its content. In July, the Journal of the Energy Institute was Maney's journal of the month. If you've not yet taken advantage of our free content for Journal of the Energy Institute you have until 15 August to do so.
  • Smashed up bricks

    Durable brick waste

    Clay Technology magazine
    Replacing Portland cement with 20% ceramic waste powder could lead to superior and durable concrete for building applications, due to its pozzolanic properties.
  • Low–porosity ceramic tiles

    Clay Technology magazine
    Improved stain resistance in polished ceramic tiles may now be possible, according to researchers at the Instituto de Ceramica y Vidrio in Spain. They have introduced an organic fugitive phase during liquid sintering of green tiles to achieve reduced porosity volume with various pore sizes.
  • A demonstration model of the supply chain

    Linking the supply chain

    Clay Technology magazine
    Software that may help manufacturers and product designers reduce the costs and CO2 emissions associated with transporting and storing goods across all sectors is said to have been used for the first time by a major UK retailer on beverage packaging.
  • Materials Science & Engineering Special Issues

    Maney Publishing
    Journals in the Materials Science & Engineering collection regularly publish special issues focusing on topics of current interest. Information about special issues is posted on the individual journal homepage and the Materials Science & Engineering Spotlight. Find out about our forthcoming Special Issues here...
  • Bill Bolsover

    Unsung heroes? Supporting construction products

    Clay Technology magazine
    The new Chairman of the UK’s Construction Products Association, Bill Bolsover, has never been scared to get his hands dirty, which is good as he takes on the post at an uncertain time for the industry. This former miner and concrete plant manager talks to Rupal Mehta about the need for stronger Government backing for a sector that is vital to the UK economy.
  • Bricks from bacteria

    Clay Technology magazine
    Bricks, grown at room temperature from bacteria, sand, and urea, could drastically reduce the construction industry’s carbon footprint, their developer claims, at the American University of Sharjah in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  • Hanson offices Stewartby

    Hanson awarded British Precast project prize

    The Ceramics Society
    An office development on Hanson’s former brick works site at Stewartby, Bedfordshire, has won the 2010 British Precast Concrete Federation’s ‘best project’ award.
  • Cast your vote to fund UK museums

    The Art Fund Prize is offering £100,000 to the UK museum which receives the most votes in its online poll.