• Radioactive waste disposal

    Radioactive waste disposal demands robust materials. Dr Robert Winsley MIMMM, Materials Scientist and Senior Scientific Adviser at Radioactive Waste Management in Didcot, UK, explains how corrosion science is informing choices.
  • Covid-19 leads to bottled up frustration for PET

    One of the effects of the coronarvirus pandemic is that consumer behaviour in terms of buying and consuming goods has changed in line with restricted supplies and access to retail sites says Susan Mair, Petrochemical Analyst at ICIS.
  • Q&A with Mark Watters from The BidBase

    Idha Valeur talks to Mark Watters, Managing Director of The BidBase, about bid writing, common mistakes, how to avoid them and what makes a good bid writer.
  • Pitching for research funding

    Securing funding for research is a job in itself – it requires research. Where to go for help? How to write the application? And how do you make the most of the opportunity and avoid the pitfalls? Idha Valeur explores how best to navigate the funding jungle.
  • Investigating Metal Injection Moulding

    Idha Valeur takes a closer look at what metal injection moulding has to offer and the shape of things to come.
  • The five VinylPlus sustainability challenges as presented by https://vinylplus.eu/

    A lead on recycling PVC

    Dr Mark Everard, Associate Professor of Ecosystem Services at the University of the West of England, UK, discusses the need for rational, science-based and profitable steps towards a sustainable future and resolve the circular economy and clean chemistry conflict.
  • Spotlight: When detail matters

    Materials World spoke to a number of testing and inspection companies to create a picture of the landscape for the next decade.
  • Tacking on technology in construction

    Housebuilding in the UK is continuously falling short of the government’s ambitious targets, and companies are turning to new technologies and techniques to improve the situation, while maintaining standards of quality and living. From speeding up production to creating a better environment, Clay Technology takes a look at some of the ways the industry is improving construction.
  • Climate change and COP26 – what the brick has to do with it?

    COP26 is the next global conference on climate change, where 196 states will meet in Glasgow, UK, early in November 2020 to make key decisions to safeguard the planet. Cleia President, Philippe Penillard, discusses.
  • The benefits of ongoing skills support and training

    Technical workshops made their debut at the 2019 ClayTech event. Among the displays of automated brickmaking systems, binding materials and testing equipment, participants were able to take advantage of a series of educational sessions for the first time. Here, we take a look at the benefits of ongoing skills support and the history of the associations’ commitment to training.

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