• The Transcend Packaging straw in use

    Paper-pulp carton straw hits the shelves

    IOM3 Content Cafe
    Childhood favourite Ribena is to use a fully-recyclable and biodegradable on-pack U-bend straw, made entirely from paper-pulp.
  • A fungal alternative for leather

    Materials World magazine
    A study reveals that fungal leather could be more sustainable and cheaper than animal and plastic versions, imitating the look and feel of traditional leather. Researchers from Imperial College London,...
  • Preserving cultural heritage with metal organic frameworks

    Materials World magazine
    Promethean Particles, based in Nottingham, UK, has joined a European consortium to innovate packaging and storage solutions for historical and cultural artefacts. As part of the NEMOSINE Project, Promethean Particles...
  • Algae in the lab. Credit: Sheffield University

    Sheffield working to decarbonise UK military

    IOM3 Content Cafe
    University of Sheffield, UK, researchers are developing a new biological engineering process using bacteria and algae that could help to decarbonise the UK military.
  • Making nylon with bacteria

    Materials World magazine
  • IOM3 publishes 2019 Annual Report

    IOM3
    The Institute has published its Annual Report and Financial Statements for 2019. The report highlights the Institute's 150th anniversary celebrations, covering all departments, local societies and technical communities. The report also features IOM3 award winners and events.
  • 2020 IOM3 Annual General Meeting

    IOM3
    The 2020 Annual General Meeting of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining was held on 3 September 2020 online. This news article has been updated with a recording of the webinar and a list of questions asked.
  • 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

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