• Detoxifying water without solvents

    Materials World magazine
    Researchers from Swansea University, UK, claim they have developed an environmentally friendly water treatment method that is solvent-free and scalable.
  • Support for members

    IOM3
    The Institute is aware that the foreseeable future will be difficult for a number of its members and is here to help those who find themselves in this unfortunate situation. The Institute has a career break rate for its membership fees of £41, while individuals who have been in continuous membership for two years or more may seek support from the Members' Benevolent Trust to pay their membership fees. This is a benefit of your membership, which over the years you have contributed too through your paid membership fees.
  • The impact of COVID-19 on materials, minerals and mining communities

    IOM3
    The escalation of COVID-19 during 2020 has posed great challenges for individuals as well as organisations and has also led, in some cases, to new opportunities to rethink the way of working. This report considers the impact of the pandemic on several industries and examines what may lie ahead.
  • IOM3 digital transformation and rebranding update

    IOM3
    The first phase of the IOM3 digital transformation project was launched at the end of January, consisting of a fully functioning membership management system and new Member Portal that allows members to update their details, select their technical and communications preferences, pay subscription fees, download invoices for past payments and access all our online Member Benefits, as well as providing online joining for new members
  • Hot stuff – record melting point for ceramics

    Materials World magazine
    Scientists in Russia claim to have created the most heat-resistant ceramic material. Idha Valeur catches up with them.
  • Driving net zero - apply for funding

    IOM3 Content Cafe
    Businesses can apply for a share of £15 million to encourage the green economic recovery in transport, energy and industrial sectors.
  • Healing bandages

    Materials World magazine
    Alternative cotton dressings for diabetic wounds and burn injuries could aid the healing process by releasing an agent to promote new blood vessel formation.
  • Self-repairing rubber made from industrial waste

    Materials World magazine
    A new rubber can be repaired and returned to original strength at room temperature in minutes, say researchers from Flinders University, Australia. The rubber, made from industrial waste products including sulphur, canola cooking oil and dicyclopentadience (DCPD) from petroleum refining, is also said to be suitable for recycling.
  • IOM3 on inclusivity

    IOM3
    The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) prides itself on valuing inclusivity and stands in solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement in the fight against racism, especially in the light of the shocking events in the USA and subsequent protests.
  • Mary Rose brass shows sophistication and conservation is effective

    IOM3 Content Cafe
    X-ray analysis of three copper-alloy artefacts recovered from the Henry VIII’s ship, Mary Rose, has allowed insight into their construction and shown how conservation is working.

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