Notice of IOM3 Annual General Meeting

The agenda and instrument appointing a proxy for the Institute's 2010 Annual General Meeting.

Bio-Plastics for food

The Packaging Society
“If you are interested in ‘green plastics’, innovation in food and drink packaging or meeting consumer demand to be an environmentally-friendly brand, this is the event to come to.” Andy Sweetman – Chairman, European Bioplastics

2010 Bessemer Lecturer Announced

Professor Mike Sellars, Emeritus Professor in the Department of Engineering Materials, The University of Sheffield will present this year's Sir Henry Bessemer Lecture at the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, 1 Carlton House Terrace, London on Thursday 7 October 2010.

Polymer Study Tours 2010

The Polymer Society
This initiative is aimed at providing secondary Science and Design Technology teachers with a greater understanding of the science, technology and applications of polymers, with the goal of transferring this newly acquired knowledge to the classrooms.
Beverage cans

Ultrasonic can control

Materials World magazine
An automatic tuning system for drilling, originally developed to aid space exploration, has found applications in the packaging industry. The patented device is said to be able to shape thin sheets of aluminium into cans, reducing raw material requirements by 12%.