Generator Hall

Industrial Visit to Peterhead Power Station

Energy Transition Group
The Mining Institute of Scotland visited the Peterhead power station in a joint industry visit with the Institute of Energy, Highlands and Islands Branch.
Porter’s Chair designed by Minima and manufactured by Vernacare

Designing out bugs – hospital furniture

Materials World magazine
Prototypes of hospital furniture and equipment to help the fight against healthcare associated infections will be unveiled at UK exhibitions over the coming months. Katherine Williams reports on some of the designs and materials used.

Under strain – pipe forming

Materials World magazine
An online, non-contact, digital imaging technique to calculate local strain during electric resistance welded (ERW) metal pipe forming has been developed at the University of Alberta, Canada.
Electric car

Emission impossible? Low-carbon vehicles

Materials World magazine
Hydrogen, electric, biofuels or hybrid – can the solution to eliminating automotive emissions be found in existing technologies? Delegates at the Low-Carbon Vehicles event held in London, UK, in May 2009 discussed the possibilities.
Plastic rubbish

The maze of mixed plastics recycling

Materials World magazine
The UK’s Waste Resources & Action Programme (WRAP) has thrown down the gauntlet to local authorities, waste management companies and retailers. Its vision is for 500,000t of mixed plastics waste packaging from households to be recycled every year by 2020.