• Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (NAMRC) launch, December 2009

    Energy Materials Group
    The Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (NAMRC) led by the University of Sheffield with Rolls-Royce and supported by the University of Manchester will be based at the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Sheffield.
  • Ben Whiteside launching the MNT Centre

    Polymer Process Engineering 09 – a polymer micro and nano technology focus

    The Polymer Society
    The biennial Polymer Process Engineering international meeting was held in the Norcroft Conference Centre, Bradford on 27-28 October 2009
  • Model behaviour of ceramic and intermetallic alloys

    Materials World magazine
    Physical modelling to bridge the knowledge gaps between the atomistic and macroscopic levels of intermetallic alloys and ceramic coatings is under development.
  • Shopping list

    Food for thought - active and intelligent packaging

    Packaging Professional magazine
    The EU adopted a regulation this year governing active and intelligent materials and products that come into contact with food. Dr Alistair Irvine, Principal Consultant in Food Packaging Safety at Pira International, in Leatherhead, UK, welcomes the move.
  • Sara Lee's Simple Sweets

    Cooking up a treat in packaging at Sara Lee

    Packaging Professional magazine
    The Kitchens of Sara Lee, a 120,000sqft centre at Downers Grove, USA, opened earlier this year, bringing together 100 packaging designers, engineers, scientists and chefs under one roof for the first time. Meagan Ellis spoke to Glenn Ventrell, Director of Packaging Innovation and Development, about the firm’s plans for the future.
  • nano-coating

    Coated in nano-controversy?

    Materials World magazine
    Nano-enabled coatings have been widely championed over the last decade, but, to-date, applications commercialised successfully have been small volume, high added value products. Delegates at the Nano-enabled Coatings event, held on 23 September in London, UK, believe the time has arrived for the breakthrough into large volume, mass applications.
  • Beilby Medal and Prize seeking applicants

    IOM3
    The annual Beilby Medal and Prize is seeking nominations for the 2010 award.
  • Natural Fibres '09 Programme Announced

    IOM3
    The programme for the three day International conference Natural Fibres '09, taking place on 14-16 December 2009 has been released. The programme includes over 60 oral presentations and 20 poster presentations.
  • organic crystal structure

    Organic crystals for hydrogen storage

    Materials World magazine
    Scientists in the UK say they have fashioned a crystal that could store 2.5% hydrogen by mass.
  • Conference survey needs your input

    IOM3
    As part of the Institute's continuing commitment to provide the best services and products possible, IOM3 is inviting you to participate in a survey on conferences.

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