• Appeal for textbooks in ceramic technology

    International Clay Technology Association
    The Institute’s International Clay Technology Association (ICTa) is seeking donations of textbooks on ceramics.
  • Penetrated Fibre Metal Laminate

    Photography competition to capture the essence of materials in Defence, Safety or Security

    Defence, Safety and Security Committee
    The IOM3 Defence Safety and Security Committee (DSSC) announce their 2nd photographic competition. The committee continues the search for the best photographs to help promote the activity of the DSSC to both members and the general public.
  • Strasbourg Cathedral

    Selection at the stone face

    Clay Technology magazine
    To improve stone selection and boost preventative research, a team of French researchers in Poitiers has conducted research into the stone structure and clay coating of Triassic siliceous sandstones.
  • Consciousness (2011) High-fired terracotta clay. H 25.0 x W 25.0 x D 25.0cm

    Oriental expression - Takato Sasaki's porcelain and clay sculptures

    Clay Technology magazine
    An interview with Royal College of Art graduate Takato Sasaki, who hopes to move clay out of its traditional subtext into a more expressive material.
  • radio mast

    Clay forms electromagnetic shield

    Clay Technology magazine
    Scientists at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, are developing cost-effective building bricks and roof tiles made from metallurgical wastes that can be built into the structure of a building as shielding against electromagnetic radiation.
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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

    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.
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    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.