• tiles

    Predicting tile behaviour

    Clay Technology magazine
    Predicting the behaviour of fired clay materials subjected to frost, such as roof tiles, may be one step closer, say researchers in France.
  • 11th Triennial International Conference on the Science and Technology of Adhesion and Adhesives

    The Society for Adhesion & Adhesives
    Short Abstract submission date changed to the end of December
  • Docks

    Low water corrosion control

    Materials World magazine
    Accelerated low water corrosion (ALWC) affects sheet-piled retaining walls and steel structures in marine environments. A three-stage protection technique (LATreat), which involves a ‘naturally’ occuring coating, could mitigate the increasing problem on existing structures.
  • Welding

    Stress relief – weld filler

    Materials World magazine
    A study into weld residual stress claims that customised metal austenite weld filler can control and reduce the stress. Researchers at Imperial College London, UK, have been experimenting with a low transformation temperature welding wire (LTTW).
  • Decayed tree-trunk

    Fighting decay - organic preservation method for wood

    Materials World magazine
    An organic preservation method for treated wood used in residential applications may provide an effective and environmentally friendly way to prevent wood decay.
  • Nominations open for IOM3 Medals and Prizes

    The 2011 Medals and Prizes from IOM3 are open for nominations.
  • Wooden packaging

    Misunderstood wood? Food packaging

    Packaging Professional magazine
    Novel microbiological testing methods could promote wood’s use as a food packaging material, according to a group of French researchers. The research is said to compound findings from other scientists, which conclude that micro-organisms do not survive easily on wood.
  • Journal of the Month: Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology

    Maney Publishing
    Maney Publishing’s Journal of the Month in September 2010 is Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology . 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. Visit our dedicated Journal of the Month page to access 3 years worth of content and more. Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology provides broad international coverage of research and practice in corrosion processes and corrosion control. Peer-reviewed contributions address all aspects of corrosion engineering and corrosion science, with a strong emphasis on effective design and materials selection to combat corrosion.
  • Probing hardmetal

    Materials World magazine
    Scientists in France and Sweden have made progress in understanding why some properties of hardmetal improve when doped with vanadium. The findings could help manufacturers control the hardness and durability of hardmetal.
  • Stick together – protein-based adhesives

    Materials World magazine
    Proteins extracted from oilseed rape (canola), soy or castor meals using a new technique are yielding formaldehyde-free structural adhesives suitable for use in wood composites, say scientists at Advanced Biopolymer Technologies, in Mantua, USA.