• First MADE event

    Hosted by InnovationRCA and IOM3, the second Materialise Forum on 26 September 2006 marks the start of MADE, the newly established design node of the Materials KTN.
  • DTI supports materials community

    Margaret Hodge, Minister for Industry and Regions at the DTI, has pledged full Government support for the continuing work of Materials UK.
  • Cleaning up mine water seepage

    Materials World magazine
    A team from the Clean Environment Management Centre, University of Teesside, UK, has successfully extracted ochre - a red/yellow clay earth pigment - from a stream running through Skinningove, north of Whitby. The 'Red River' is the legacy of mine water seepage from disused ironstone mines. The filtered ochre could be suitable for cement manufacture, as recording material in CDs, and as a pigment in pottery and concrete products.
  • International Clay Technology Association launched

    The International Clay Technology Association (ICTa) celebrated its official launch on 3 February in Nottingham.
  • Materials KTN to give UK manufacturers a competitive edge

    The Materials Knowledge Transfer Network, a new partnership between businesses, universities, and research and technology organisations to boost UK manufacturing, was inaugerated by Science and Innovation Minister Lord Sainsbury, on 19 January.