The Applied Earth Science Division of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and the Mineral Deposits Study Group, Geological Society are pleased to announce a major two-day conference scheduled to take place on 23-24 September 2008 in London.
An audience of over 100 attended the launch of the International Mining and Minerals Association (IMMa) at the IOM3 London headquarters, where IMMa chairman Professor John Monhemius explained the background to the new organisation and John McGagh of Rio Tinto delivered the 2008 Prestige Lecture on advances in remote mining in Australia.
Non-melt solid-state consolidation, explored by scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), USA, could produce low-cost titanium components made using powder metallurgy for brake rotors, joint replacements and armour for military vehicles.
Sustainpack is a European research conglomerate that hopes to encourage widespread use of ‘renewable’ natural fibres in paper and board in packaging, by adding value and functionality. The initiative, a vast undertaking into the materials science of these fibres, comprised 35 European partners from 13 countries.